Scroll below to find inspiring books to help children understand the enormity of their emotions. It has been repeatedly shown that improved emotional regulation leads to benefits in all areas of a child’s life. John Gottman found that Children who are able to regulate their emotions pay more attention, work harder, and achieve more in school.
We need to let our children know it’s ok to feel their emotions, whether we perceive them to be positive or negative, as they all are essential to human development but we as parents also need to help them regulate these sometimes explosive displays of emotional charge. At this point a good reminder ourselves that we have the ability to regulate our emotions and that our relationship with our children can be much easier with a bit of our own practice on this one!
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