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What experts are saying
“A wonderful and extensive collection of resources designed to give parents tools to communicate with their children about emotions”
Nadene van der Linden, Clinical psychologist
Managing strong emotions is difficult for all children, but it can be even more difficult for certain children; I know this from experience. Our daughter is a worrier. She has always struggled with anxiety and it took us years to help her adopt coping mechanisms to manage her anxiety by herself. The available research helped us teach her about emotions and most importantly, about eventually managing those emotions by herself. And now I want to show you how you can help your child learn to better manage their emotions too!
Emotions drive behavior. Tantrums, aggressive behavior, clinginess, frequent crying, fearfulness, and so on are quite often a sign of your child’s inability to express their emotions. We now know that most forms of “inappropriate” behavior are linked to an inability to identify big emotions and to respond to them in an appropriate manner. Teaching your child to manage their emotions can ensure their well-being in childhood and beyond.
Dealing with a child who feels emotions intensely is not always easy. And helping them learn to react to their emotions more appropriately takes time. But the good news is that if you give your emotionally intense child the right tools, they will eventually learn to manage their emotions by themselves.
Strengthening your child’s emotional regulation skills does not mean eliminating all difficult emotions. Some children feel emotions more intensely than others and they always will. That’s just the way it is. Strengthening your child’s emotional regulation skills is really about helping them to understand that emotions are normal, and that they have what it takes to deal with them appropriately.
It is about teaching your child how emotions work, how those emotions feel in the body, what brings them on, and how one can deal with difficult emotion-provoking situations more easily.
The Emotions Kit provides you with age-appropriate tools to achieve this. It sets out to help strengthen your child’s emotional regulation skills. It couples practical tips with several tools adapted to 4- to 9-year olds.
- Helping your child understand different emotions
- Improving your child’s awareness of their emotions and how these manifest in the body
- Giving your child the tools to manage negative emotions
- Tips on using positive reinforcement to help your child manage emotions
- How you make your child’s emotion-driven behavior worse and what to do instead
- Knowing when to consult