There was an article released in September 2011 outlining 5 healthy responses to a child's natural emotions. The article is fantastic and can be viewed in full here. I would just like to elaborate on the 5 healthy responses mentioned in the article, which are:
Recognize the emotion. Increase intimacy with emotion.Listen for and validate emotion.Label emotion.Set limits with emotion.
How do you put this into practice?
Via Deborah McNelis, M.Ed