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Understanding the primary emotions and competent response to them can develop the emotional sphere of the child

Children show both positive and negative emotions and have the right to express them. Children are emotionally unstable, they do not know how to control themselves and therefore adults need to teach the child to cope with emotions: it will help to avoid conflicts with others.

Adults help a child cope with strong emotions. For example, if a child is overexcited or very tired, parents create conditions for rest. If you are very upset, you are encouraged. To allow a child to express emotions, adults must allow themselves

So, first of all, you need to teach your child to express their emotions in words. The ability to speak, and describe your emotions and feelings are very important. When a person has enough words, there is no need to throw fists. After all, as a rule, throw up with fists those who can not express their anger and irritation with words. And anger and irritation need a way out.

Children should say out loud that they are irritated, angry, or angry. Speaking, the child is relieved of the depressive state, and this, in turn, relaxes and calms. It is necessary to help the child to find the relationship between emotions and their causes. Talk to the child, and find out what provoked the outburst of anger, rage, and sadness. Children sometimes need help to analyze the cause

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents not to use modern technology to calm or mitigate the negative emotions of the child. Among other things, American researchers are concerned that “the use of audiovisual media to calm children may make it difficult to limit their behavior and deprive children of the ability to regulate their emotions.”

To develop self-control and emotional intelligence, children need the experience of living their emotions and the practice of accepting them.

5 steps to help your child understand their emotions

  • Recognize what emotions the child is experiencing.
  • Think of emotions as an opportunity for interaction and learning.
  • Listen and accept the feelings.
  • Name her emotions
  • Help your child solve problems so that they do not go beyond acceptable behavior.