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Start Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children by Acknowledging Their Feelings
Raising emotionally healthy children sets them up for a happy, successful future. Since many of us were not raised with a focus on emotional intelligence, we weren’t raised with the tools to raise emotionally healthy beings.
You have the power to break some of the unhealthy patterns you acquired as a child and establish more realistic expectations for your children. Helping your children feel heard, loved and understood makes discipline easier, creates a base for managing emotions, builds a strong connection, and establishes trust so our children come to us for help.
On this episode Mama Instincts talks about:
- The importance of raising emotionally intelligent children
- Why is emotional intelligence the root of successful parenting
- Tips for acknowledging your child’s feelings so you can discipline them more effectively
- How our own emotional baggage and triggers impact how we respond to our children’s emotions and why it’s important to keep this in check
- How teaching your children to acknowledging their feelings is that base needed for managing their emotions and building strong connections with you
After listening to this episode you will be equipped to acknowledge your children’s feelings, help them identify and understand their emotions, acknowledge your triggers, build strong connections with your children and become a safe place for your children to come with questions and for help.
Mentioned on this episode:
- Episode 22: My Favorite Parenting Tool to Get Children to Cooperate: The Power of Offering Options
- Episode 24: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children with Angela Pruess from ParentswithConfidence.com
- Children’s Resources to learn about feelings and emotions:
- Children’s books to recognize their feelings and practice mindfulness:
- First-Time Feelings Complete Collection: A collection of 6 books for babies and up
- Steady Sloth: a book for children ages 0-3
- What if I want to be kind: a book for children ages 2-4
- What if I know my feelings: a book for children ages 2-4
- All about feelings: a book for children ages 3 and up
- Lift-the-Flap First Questions and Answers: What are Feelings?: a book for children ages 3 and up
- Mindful Kids Complete Collection: a series of activity books for children ages 8 and up.
- The Unhurry book: an activity book for children 9 and up
- The Unworry book: an activity book for children 9 and up
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