After some happy outdoor play, I heard my son E run straight up to his bedroom and slam the door. As I knocked and entered his room, his face was red and wet with tears. “What happened?” I asked. “Jonathan (E’s cousin)… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills, Practicing Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Calming down, Communication, Conflict Management, Emotional management, Empathy, Families fighting fair, Fighting fair, Healthy relationships, Modeling fighting fair, Name-calling, Perspective taking, Power struggle, Problem solving, Relationships, Sibling conflicts
Do not teach your children never to be angry; teach them how to be angry. – Lyman Abbott As the temperature gauge slightly rises outdoors allowing us to shed our winter layers, our emotional temperature gauge shoots even higher in anticipation of… Read More
Category: Building a Positive Family Environment, Modeling Social and Emotional Skills Tags: Amygdala, Anger, Anger management, Anxiety, Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional management, Emotional safety, Emotional safety plan, Intense emotions, Mental health intervention, Mental health resources, Mental Health support, Plan for Intense Emotions, Primal brain, Problem solving, Sustained crisis
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