3-5 Year olds emotion coaching

Whether it’s a toy-related conflict, a tough math equation, or negative peer pressure, kids of ALL ages face problems and challenges on a daily basis. As parents or teachers, we can’t always be there to solve every problem for our children. In fact, this isn’t OUR job. Our job is to TEACH our children how to solve problems for themselves. This way, they can become confident, independent, and successful individuals.

Step 1: Name & Validating Emotions

Help them process what they are feeling by naming their emotion. Validate by rephrasing what they said, “I understand that you’re upset because Tom is playing with the toy you wanted.”

Step 2: Processing Emotions

Guide your child to her calming space (It’s a good idea to have one). Let them calm their body and process their emotions so they can problem-solve, learn and grow.

Step 3: Problem Solving!

Guide your child to her calming space (It’s a good idea to have one). Let them calm their body and process their emotions so they can problem-solve, learn and grow.

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