Reply To: Emotional regulation in children

  • Lauren

    December 4, 2022 at 4:25 am

    Letting the child explain what made them feel upset or angry is a good start to help them relax. Acknowledging their feelings lets them know that it is normal to feel that way and that they are human and have feelings just like their friends, family, and teacher do. Show them exercises/healthy practices to handle those emotions such as sit in a quiet spot away from others with a book or maybe even a fidget toy. Teach them how to redirect their emotions to something hands-on that they can practice doing when they are upset. Acknowledging their emotions and helping the child through them is the key to the child trusting you and letting them know that they can come to you for help when they need it.