Children's emotions

Have you ever felt helpless when trying to deal with your child’s feelings? Join the club for parents everywhere! We can help our kids and ourselves by learning how children express their feelings, teaching them to recognize and understand their emotions, and helping them learn to make good choices about how to express them. As adults, we might even learn a thing or two about managing our own feelings!


Helping your child manage their emotions

You don’t need to be around small children very long to notice that they have strong...

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Six-year-old Timothy finished colouring his picture. He put down the red crayon and inspected his work. In one spot, he had gone outside the line. He...
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Q: My six year old is controlling our lives with her demanding attitude. If she doesn’t get what she wants immediately, she melts down, usually in...
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E Expectations: Be clear and consistent about what you expect from your kids.X VeX: Say what you need to say once, firmly. Carrying on about it...
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My spouse and I can’t agree about the best way to deal with our school-age son. He’s extremely "cautious" about many situations in life. For example...
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My child has a nervous habit that is driving me crazy. I’ve done everything I can think of to put a stop to it, but so far nothing has worked. Can...
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Our toddler suffers from “night terrors.” He wanders into our room in the middle of the night screaming, moaning, thrashing wildly and jabbering...
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A couple of weeks ago we checked out a “kids’ movie” from our library that turned out to be very scary. Ever since then our preschooler has been...
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Children seek emotional closeness, intimacy, love – to belong, to matter. When they find this with the adults responsible for them, they are more...