The Secret To Raising Emotionally Healthy Children: Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Development – H&S Education & Parenting
10 Pointers for Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Development:
1. Teach Emotional Vocabulary – Teach your child a wide range of emotions, and help them learn to identify and label their own feelings.
2. Practice Active Listening – Show your child that you are listening to them by giving them your full attention, asking follow-up questions, and validating their feelings.
3. Promote Self-Awareness – Help your child learn to recognize their own emotional triggers and responses, and develop strategies for managing them.
4. Foster Empathy – Teach your child to see things from others’ perspectives, and encourage them to show kindness and compassion towards others.
5. Validate Feelings – Acknowledge your child’s feelings, even if you don’t necessarily agree with them, to help them feel heard and understood.
6. Model Healthy Emotional Expression – Model healthy emotional expression yourself, by sharing your own feelings and talking about how you manage them.
7. Encourage Emotional Regulation – Teach your child healthy coping strategies for managing their emotions, such as deep breathing, mindfulness, or physical activity.