A Process, Not an Event
Helping children learn how to deal with feelings is a process, not an event.
Just as children need support and guidance in learning how to zip zippers, button buttons and tie shoes, they will need ongoing support in learning how to identify and manage feelings. Emotional literacy is every bit as important as learning how to read. Wise parents and caregivers weave instruction about emotions and feelings into their children’s daily lives.
Feelings are Not Right or Wrong
Feelings are not right or wrong. They just are.
If a child states a certain thing makes her happy or sad, don’t argue with her or try to talk her out of it. Simply reply with, “I see,” or, “Thanks for sharing!”
To help you help your child develop a "feelings" vocabulary, we've put together this 14 page book that offers plenty of space for kids to doodle, draw and write about feelings.
For less than the cost of a gourmet cup of coffee, you can start helping your child on the road to emotional literacy!
Yep...just $1.99 helps you help your own kids, as well as any kids in your care...if you're a childcare provider, teacher, nanny, therapist or school counselor.
Helping Kids Identify and Deal with Feelings