As a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in children's mental health, I get a lot of questions from caregivers about ways to support their child's Emotional Development. In this episode, I share a few suggestions and resources to help you identify opportunities to support and encourage your child's emotional development.
Learning how to talk about emotions is a critical step in regulating emotions in children, adolescents, and young adults - alike.
By the end of this episode, you will understand how to expand your child's emotional language and why being able to access a wide range of emotions is necessary. Lastly, we will cover how to help children cope with their feelings.
Join me for Episode Two of Notes From A Child Psychologist
[00:03:16] A quick tip concerning the rising COVID numbers and how to address changes to what's happening now.
[00:05:32] Keys to supporting emotional language and how our upbringing affects our ability to model emotionally mature behavior.
[00:06:37] The note of the week -How To Teach Your Kid About Emotions And Feelings - by Rossana Snee.
[00:09:19] Insights on the broad spectrum of emotions that we are born with but don't have the language or tools to express.
[00:11:11] Why I start most sessions with a feelings chart and some suggestions for parents and caregivers to lay the foundation for emotions.
[00:14:27] The importance of allowing children to experience their feelings without adult intervention and the long-term benefits of understanding the full spectrum of your emotions.
[00:19:49]How to teach and model emotional labeling and why this is the first step in self-regulation.
[00:25:36] Guidance on validating emotions at every stage of development - and a few tips for dealing with adolescents
[00:28:44] 3 strategies for developing emotional coping skills and regulating behavior.
[00:31:15] Episode recap and final thoughts
Article: How To Teach Your Kid About Emotions And Feelings- https://www.lifehack.org/894724/emotions-for-kids
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