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December 1, 2016
Just as you might use words to help little ones understand their big emotions. Use words to help little ones tie their feelings to their bodies.
Becoming more aware of how their bodies respond to big emotions will help them notice and regu...
Teach your little ones to work through their big feelings by showing them empathy.
Simple acknowledgements like:
“If my friend did that, I’d be angry, too.”
“I would be frustrated, too, if that happened to me.”
“I know it’s hard when …”
November 30, 2016
Babies, toddlers and even young children are unable to put into words their feelings and needs, much less manage them.
We find this unthinkable. We feel hungry. We make a sandwich. We feel sad. We find someone to talk to. We are tired. We...
November 29, 2016
A child comes to you with strong feelings. We must help them learn to work through these emotions as it does not come naturally to young ones.
Developing self-regulation is a learned response that takes time and practice for little people....
November 27, 2016
It is our role to help our babies, toddlers and young children learn to manage their own emotions. One way that we do this is to model to them how we ourselves cope with their own strong feelings.
A toddling baby falls down and bumps their h...
November 25, 2016
Think back to a time when you messed up. Someone in authority reacted harshly. Remember those feelings and thoughts you had in the moment. How did you feel about yourself, your relationship to that person, your place in the world?
November 24, 2016
A toddler bites her friend when he won't share the toy she desires. A baby throws his food on the floor. A preschooler draws on her bedroom wall.
Depending on your own upbringing, many parents might utilize a time out or sharp tap on the han...
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