Childhood

6 ways to help children regulate emotions

White Swan Foundation

Label the feeling The more often parents label the emotions they feel (eg. I was so frustrated at work today because I couldn’t fix a problem) and the emotions that a child may seem to feel (eg.You seem disappointed because your play date was cancelled), greater are the chances that children will learn to articulate how they feel. Make emotional vocabulary part of your everyday conversation.

Label the feeling The more often parents label the emotions they feel (eg. I was so frustrated at work today because I couldn’t fix a problem) and the emotions that a child may seem to feel (eg.You seem disappointed because your play date was cancelled), greater are the chances that children will learn to articulate how they feel. Make emotional vocabulary part of your everyday conversation.

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