We can all feel overwhelmed by big feelings, and this is especially true for children. They are still developing their emotional awareness and may struggle to manage their moods. While there s nothing wrong with an emotionally sensitive child, it can make life a little more difficult for them if they become easily frustrated, cry more readily and experience low self-esteem and feelings of powerlessness. This guide will teach you the skills to nurture your child s ability to notice, regulate and articulate their feelings in healthy, adaptive ways.
Learn to talk to your child about their big feelings
Instil good sleeping and eating habits
Help your child create a list of calming actions for when they feel angry or upset
Introduce simple relaxation exercises
Know when to seek support