This week I thought it would be
useful to look at emotions.
children control their emotions it is important that they learn about emotions.
Learning about emotions starts with
being able to name them….
happy, sad, grumpy and glad….and all
As children learn to recognize their
feelings then they can begin to control their responses to their feelings.
child to grow their feeling vocabulary – name their feelings as they are
happening. For example say: “hey you look so happy this morning or wow you are
very frustrated right now.”
them learn the names of the feelings and most importantly it validates the
feeling for the child.
validation helps the child to know that you are listening to them and that
their feelings are real and that their feelings are important. (more on this
this video for ‘Why we lose control and how our brain works’.
Try thinking about all the different feelings there are. Remember there
are no ‘good or bad’ feelings. But…sometimes what we do when we have a strong feeling
is not helpful or ‘good’.
AND Check out the Videos !!!
A story read aloud: https://youtu.be/PWujGPb6mgo
https://youtu.be/3bKuoH8CkFc Why we lose control and how our brain works
https://youtu.be/cKQIOVjxmfs Info on Emotions