We are not born with this skill! We need to develop how to handle our emotions similar to all of our other learned skills, for example, how to walk, how to talk and even how to read. We need role models, support, time, encouragement and practice. This means parents, siblings, teachers, social workers, and even community members can take a part in helping us learn how to manage our emotions.
School can be frustrating, we don't want to upset children, but learning can be frustrating. Research says that working through problems is a powerful skill. We can never avoid problems, but we can learn to work through them.
We can learn to express ourselves safely, with our words. But we have to start with the basics, sleep, nutrition and safety.
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Your child's best resource is you, not Suri, not Alexa, not youtube, you.
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