Archives for 2019

How to Help Your Kid Calm Down

We all know that toddlers and preschoolers have BIG emotions!  We don’t want to squash those emotions; rather, we want to help our children learn that they can be in control of their feelings, instead of letting their feelings rule them.  This important skill is called emotional self-regulation.  It is one of the most important skills learned in early childhood, … [Read more...]

A Playful Way to Teach Kids to Control their Anger

A friend recently sent me a link to THIS STORY by NPR about a researcher in the 1970s who noticed that the Inuit community where she was staying had very strong cultural expectations about people controlling their negative emotions (especially anger and disappointment). Although they never raised their voices to reprimand their children, all of the children grew up to have … [Read more...]

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