Managing Emotions

How to Calm Down

When I talk to kids at school about calming down, I talk to them about the difference between their ‘feelings brain’ and their ‘thinking brain’. When you are feeling angry, upset, overwhelmed, confused, or over-excited, your feelings brain is highly… Read More ›

Empathy

Looking through our children’s eyes, and how they see things¬†from where they stand, is one of the best things we can do as parents. Empathy helps us to understand why our children behave as they do. Are they tired, sick,… Read More ›

Anger

I was blessed with a child with BIG emotions. Sometimes it doesn’t always feel like a blessing when he’s having another of his moments, sometimes I feel like my head is going to implode, but this third child has taught… Read More ›

Sadness

This month, I thought I would give you an example of how I do emotion coaching. I don’t follow a set formula, I go with what is happening at the time. The most important part is that you acknowledge your… Read More ›