In this article, we are going to learn how to use Scaling to help your child understand and get control of their feelings. If your child can recognise and scale feelings they are more likely to gain a sense of control and less likely to be overwhelmed by their feelings.
Playdough is a fabulous material to help children's sensory development. And as a sensory activity, playdough can help children manage their feelings. It’s very soothing to just play with the dough and squidge it around. Making things is a distracting activity that can have a calming effect. And sometimes, pummeling the dough can help to get those strong feelings out.
Messy play can help your child to learn about the world, it can have a soothing effect, and it is great fun. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up messy play without it getting out of control.
Reflective language is a method used to help draw out blocked or unlabelled feelings. Using reflective language Will help you understand your child. It will help them understand themselves. And it will give them the skills to communicate with confidence.
Creating a Quiet Time for your child will have benefits for both of you. Read more to learn how to help them be more independent.
We must all remember at some point in our lives when we were so engrossed in an activity we lost track of time and were just in the moment. Well, when children are in free-flow play, that’s exactly how it is for them.
We talk about self-regulation a lot when we are thinking about how children manage their emotions but I wonder if we really understand what this is?
There are a range of different negative thinking mistakes that we regularly make and these can lead to automatic thoughts. An automatic thought is one that pops into your head without thinking on a regular basis.
Being able to both name the feeling and notice where and how in your body you feel it is helpful when trying to prevent a feeling escalating and causing a behaviour reaction.
Controlling feelings can be hard for your children to do, but also for ourselves. We have to get our bodies into habits that help us relax. Visualisations can help.