This will help them to
understand themselves better and open up a dialogue
with you about what they are going through.
You can get charts which list
different emotions with pictures that are helpful, affirmation cards to start a
discussion or try mindfulness for kids
which teaches them to connect their physical feelings with their thoughts.
You might need to get the help of a third party if needed, such as a
family member they will open up to, a teacher, or a counsellor for your child.
Check in with them regularly
Make checking in with them a regular occurrence.
Don’t just have a
serious talk once and then never mention the topic again; keep alert to if your
own emotional state may be affecting them, or if they seem affected by
something but can’t express what.
If it helps set a reminder on your phone to check in once every day because as every parent knows, life has a
way of getting in the way.
For a list of wonderful books for you and your children to help with
this, check out this link.
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