DEPRESSED CHILDREN, ANGRY CHILDREN, FEARFUL CHILDREN OR ANY OVER-EMOTIONAL CHILD CAN BE HELPED. Today we'll offer a simple parenting technique you can teach.
This method uses your child’s imagination to handle out-of-control emotions.
First your over-sensitive child draws his very own emotion meter. Then he closes his eyes and visualizes moving the needle from poor (out-of-control) to fair, to good, and then excellent.
It’s fine if he doesn’t reach excellent because “good” emotions are good enough. The emotion meter can help children who are sad, angry, guilty, or anxious. Upset parents can use it for their own feelings too.
Watch this short slideshow presentation (only 12 slides) and copy the easy instructions below the slides. Then share it with your child when he is in a good mood. Practice it with him several times.
Ask him to let you know when he used it by himself to calm his emotions and feel better.
Remember to use it on yourself too and you'll never have to feel stuck in a bad mood.
Click on The Emotional Child and get started.
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