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Tag Archives: "emotional intelligence"

9 Jun, 2020

Dealing with anger, building harmony – the challenges of family life

Even though the country is gradually opening up again we are still living lives which feel different and strange. With school work to do for primary school kids, the challenge of working from home and trying to keep children and young people occupied while still maintaining social distancing and keeping contact to small groups life […]

7 Apr, 2020

The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly : the coronavirus and me – a story for children by Ana Gomez

  Ana Gomez has written a beautiful book for children to help them understand and deal with the strong emotions they may be feeling during this challenging time. You can download the book here by clicking the link AnaGomezbook_compressed (1)    

10 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Solving Problems Together

Feeling words Give you child lots of words to name their feelings. Show your child lots of pictures of people with different emotional expressions – see if they can name all the different types of emotions. The ‘big six’ emotions are: Happy, Surprised, Angry, Afraid, Sad and Disgusted. Then you have: amazed, astonished, bored, confused, […]

9 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Three tips to help your child in times of stress

Things you can do to promote your child’s wellbeing in times of stress: 1. Your own emotions: Be aware of your own emotional state and share your feelings with your child where appropriate: “I am feeling sad now because it’s raining and we can’t go for a walk”. How we cope with stress as parents […]

7 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Name the feeling

How can you help your child understand their emotions and learn to regulate them? Play the ‘name the feelings’ game. When your child is laughing or happy, it is important to name these feelings. The same applies for sadness, anger, etc. Positive Feelings Happy, silly, excited, playful Neutral Feelings Calm, interested, comfortable, patient, safe Negative […]

14 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages – talking about feelings with your toddler

Tips for talking about feelings with your toddler Acknowledge feelings: Acknowledge your young child’s feelings: “Jack I see that you are feeling a bit angry at the moment”. It is important to connect with young children emotionally. We call this emotional connection – atunement. It can be done through physical touch, empathetic facial expressions, nurturing tone […]