Simple Ways to Help Kids Identify Feelings

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CALM AND CONNECTED - EPISODE 8

Simple Ways to Help Kids Identify Feelings

One of the foundations of working with kids on their coping skills is that they are able to identify what they are feeling. In this episode, I talk about several different ways that kids can work on identifying their own feelings, and recognize feelings in others too!

You don’t have to wait until your children are school aged. Preschoolers can talk about feelings too. Start simple with three basic feelings: sad, happy, mad.

Here are the 6 ways I discuss how kids can work on identifying their feelings as part of this podcast epsiode.

  1. Reading Books

  2. Watching tv shows and pointing out the feelings of the characters

  3. Talk about your own feelings

  4. Make feelings part of the everyday conversation - ask about how they’re feelings, track feelings

  5. Discuss how your body reacts when you feel a certain way

  6. Make a Feelings book - a time I felt happy, a time I felt sad, etc…

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Looking for feelings books?

Check out these blog posts!

HELPFUL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

9 BOOKS TO HELP KIDS DEAL WITH ANGER

12 BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS ABOUT ANXIETY AND STRESS

There are so many mood tracking apps.

Here are a few I’ve found.

Mood Meter App

Daylio

MoodKit

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