Children are faced with many decisions to make, both at home and at school. sometimes we talk about how these emotions "get the best of us". what does it really mean for that to happen? It means that their emotions, strong or not, affect their decision making. Even when a child's emotions are very strong, they may still make good decisions,. We can help by adults modeling how to make good decisions, even when we are angry. and by talking that through with our children.
Ask your child to describe a time when he or she was angry or upset. Together, talk about the kinds of good decisions your child can make the next time his or her emotions are that strong.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.
Copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved.