- Be aware of your child’s emotions
Do not discredit or brush off your child’s emotions because you think these are superficial or have no lasting effect. This is their response to the situations they face and discrediting this will teach them to hold no value over their emotions as well as others.
- Recognize emotion as an opportunity for connection or teaching
Emotions are powerful feelings that give us the drive to pursue goals or to connect with people. However, children still need to learn to control or redirect these emotions in a meaningful way. These are opportunities to connect with your child through empathy and bonding, as well as teaching them to express these emotions meaningfully.
- Help your child verbally label their emotion
Identifying their emotion is an essential skill, so that they may know how to process and express these emotions in a way that will not have negative consequences.
- Communicate empathy and understanding
Let your child feel that they are not alone, that you understand and will be there for them in times of great grief.
- Set limits and problem solve
Teach your child to regulate these emotions in a way that will not harm those around them. Set limits as to how they embody these emotions. Problem solving is a process of breaking down emotional stimuli, and the appropriate response to these.
Coach Benjamin Mizrahi. Educator. Learning Specialist. Family Coach. Father. Husband.
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