Parenting - Emotions | 3-9 yrs

How To Teach Kids To Manage Emotions

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Ecstatic, happy, sad, angry – there are so many different emotions that we experience in our lifetime. And, sometimes, we end up experiencing them all in one day! When we, as adults, can’t handle all these emotions at once, how would little children be able to do so. They don’t realise what they are experiencing and, therefore, it becomes crucial to teach them to manage their emotions. Their success in various fields of life depends on it.

As parents, it is your duty to teach children how to manage their emotions. According to 'Tips for Helping Kids Handle Their Emotions', an article published in Psychology Today, “Protective as we may be, our kids will all experience at least mildly traumatic events. Mean teachers who ridiculed them, scary seconds when they got lost in the supermarket; instances that incited fear, anger, or sadness will arise. We can help our kids resolve these traumas when they occur by supporting their effort to make sense out of what happened to them. This process starts with talking to them about it. Don't avoid stressful topics in hopes that your kids will forget all about the incident. Instead, gently guide your children, as they tell you their story.”

Remember, you don’t have to teach your child to become an actor like Amitabh Bachchan or Shah Rukh Khan; people who can mask their emotions. You need to teach your child to become the master of his own emotions so that it doesn’t hinder his success in life.

To know more about how you can help children manage their emotions, go through the ClipBook below, which is a curation of some amazing links from around the web! 

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