Shannon Philpott

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching

Teaching Kids About Feelings

Screen shot 2013-03-22 at 7.35.22 AMPublished March 2013: Mom.Me

Teaching Kids About Thoughts, Feelings & Behaviors
Play ‘The Feelings Game’ and other ways to learn about emotions

Article Excerpt:

It’s natural for your child to act out when she doesn’t quite understand what she’s feeling. Her thoughts and feelings naturally contribute to her behavior — so teaching your child about her thoughts, feelings and behavior is key to her development and self-awareness.

“Teaching children about feelings is extremely important,” says Ellie Hirsch, Tampa, Fla.-based mother of three and founder of Mommy Masters, a website dedicated to helping parents create flourishing family environments. “If they’re sensitive to others’ feelings and their own when they are younger, this trait will stay with them as they grow older.” Using real examples and activities to educate your child about her own mind will help her to connect with her friends, family and peers in a variety of social situations.

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– Shannon Philpott

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March 22, 2013 - Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , ,

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