Helping A Tearful Child
Children's emotions can seem big and unpredictable at times. Although these can be natural parts of a developing mind, it's easy for us to be drawn into a "fixer" role. These ten different ways to engage with them can take away the responsibility we sometimes feel to fix things. Instead, these tips offer us ways to acknowledge their emotions, while also giving them the words to make sense what they are feeling. It's been shown that the act of acknowledging an emotion can lessen how intensely we feel it.