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Helping Children Deal with Emotions



If you are a parent or adult involved in the lives of children, you will undoubtedly encounter moments in which the children or adolescents in your life are overwhelmed by their emotions. As adults, we have a responsibility to help them identify and express their feelings in healthy, productive ways and to learn to regulate their emotions overall. There is an ever-increasing number of theories, strategies, and resources for helping the children in our lives gain skills to become healthy, empathetic, and resilient adults.

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How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children | Lael Stone | TEDxDocklands

This talk explores all these questions along with how the lack of emotional literacy in our culture has significant power when it comes to the way we parent. It explores how compassion, empathy and mindfulness have a place in raising children – as well as in our education system.

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Decoding Boys: New Science Behind the Subtle Art of Raising Sons

Why do we get boys' adolescence so wrong? Here's how to steer them through this silent and confusing passage, by the co-author of the bestselling Care and Keeping of You series and Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys.

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Anxiety Disorders

Liam had always looked out for his younger brother Sam. But whenever Sam took the late bus after soccer practice, Liam worried about him so much he couldn't concentrate on his homework.

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FindCenterNow that I’m an adult, I realize that kids know at a very young age when they’re being devalued, when adults aren’t invested enough to help them learn. Their anger over it can manifest itself as unruliness. It’s hardly their fault. They aren’t ‘bad kids.

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Managing Big Emotions

When children don’t have the ability to express themselves with words, they show us with their behavior. Kids need help learning how to deal with emotions in healthy ways.

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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting

Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world.

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11 Poses to Help Kids Feel Brave

This sequence, created by Yoga Foster founder Nicole Cardoza, encourages kids to be brave, own their bodies, and speak up for what they need.

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Dr. John Gottman & Dr. Julie Gottman Discuss Tools for Parenting with Emotion Coaching

Drs. John & Julie Gottman discuss the importance of "Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child". They talk about what the research shows and the tools that parents can use to help their child (ren) develop emotional intelligence or EQ.

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Goodbye Yucky Thoughts and Feelings: An EMDR Workbook for Children

Using this workbook, the child EMDR psychotherapist guides the child client through the EMDR protocol. Visually appealing illustrations based on children's drawings are used to encourage the child to draw imaginal and existing resources for strength, mastery, and comfort.

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Teaching Children to Calm Themselves

When Luke gets angry, he tries to remember to look at his bracelet. It reminds him of what he can do to calm himself: stop, take a deep breath, count to four, give yourself a hug and, if necessary, ask an adult for help.

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