Give Your Feelings a Name (3-19-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:           Naming feelings can help your child understand them.

PRACTICE:       Read a story to your child today. Name the feelings in the story.

When children can name their feelings:

* They begin to understand that everyone has feelings.

* They see that feelings come and they go.

* They feel more in control of their own feelings.

* They learn to care about how others feel – which is the beginning of having empathy and compassion.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by our featured picture book, BOO HOO BIRD.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at When a Kid Gets Hurt.



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