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.
Sleep enhances cognitive functioning and influences moods. Having enough sleep contributes to a more positive mood. When the brain lacks the sleep it needs, brain systems become out of balance. Young (and adult) brains become more easily agitated when sleep deprived.
"How can reading to my child help with development?
Studies have shown that in most cases, the highest level high school and college students were read to as young children. This is due to the fact that reading aloud helps children develop language and vocabulary before they start school."
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Program - creating working partnerships among early childhood educators, mental health professionals, and families to promote young children's social and emotional development, foster resilience, and build the...