A Quick Reminder...

Helping Children Deal with Their Feelings

Children Need to Have Their Feelings Accepted and Respected

1. You can listen quietly and attentively.

2. You can acknowledge their feelings with a word.

"Oh...Mmm...I see..."

3. You can give the feeling a name.

"That sounds frustrating!"

4. You can give the child his wishes in fantasy.

"I wish I could make the banana ripe for you right now!"

All feelings can be accepted.

Certain actions must be limited.

"I can see how angry you are at your brother. Tell him what you want with words, not fists."

Note: You may find it useful to make a copy of this and other "reminder" pages and put them up in strategic locations around the house.

Parent Pages:
1. Impact of Parenting Styles
2. Quick Reminder
3. Please, Just Listen
4. Positive Parenting
5. Things Kids Really Want

6. A Report Card for Parents

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