Be There for the Kids Who Hurt!
Grief, fear, and anger are significant emotions—so weighty, in fact, that they often drive children to think irrational thoughts and engage in unreasonable behaviors. Such responses, left unchecked, can easily spiral into destructive actions. If we want children to succeed in life, we must equip them with the tools to manage all feelings, especially those that are intense and difficult.
These activities, discussions, role plays, simulations, and worksheets are designed to help children explore, understand and express their feelings in safe and acceptable ways. Easy-to-understand explanations coupled with skill practice promote healthy responses to intense and sometimes overwhelming emotions. Children become more centered and focused, communicate more effectively, and demonstrate greater interdependence and understanding.
Use these practical and powerful activities to help children: