Reply To: Emotional regulation in children

  • Akiyo

    Member
    May 15, 2024 at 7:20 am

    Some of the best ways to help children recognize their emotions and control their responses is to hold space for them and listen to them. I can help them identify what emotions they are feeling, or use an Emotion Chart and have them point. I can help them learn self regulation skills such as deep breathing. We can practice emotional awareness when everyone is all right, showing what each emotion might look like and practice breathing with stuffed animals on everyone’s tummies. If I’m very upset, I can give them a time-out for them to cool off and when we both feel better, we can talk it out.