emotions

What’s the emotional literacy gap?

Since the 2020 pandemic, there has been an increasing gap in the emotional literacy of children. One of my greatest observations from the last three years in my therapy and coaching work, is that whilst children are catching up academically: Behaviour issues are increasing Dysregulation is happening more frequently Expressing feelings is less comfortable There …

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Children’s Activities: Making Feelings Fingers

Feelings  A step of emotional literacy development is being able to recognise what our emotions are. Many children can find it challenging to be able to recognise, identify and respond to their emotions, particularly differentiating between emotions such as disappointment, embarrassment and anger. A great first step, is to encourage children to reflect on their …

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Children’s Activity: Coping Skills Download

When we have big feelings, or uncomfortable feelings, knowing how to respond to our own needs is important. Learning what our preferred coping skills are can help us to respond to our feelings effectively. So, this week, we are sharing a downloadable coping skills sheet, so that you can start conversations with children about how …

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Children’s Activity: Emotions Flash Cards

Feelings So often, children struggle to explain how they feel because, they either: Do not have the vocabulary for the feeling They have the vocabulary, but do not understand what it means Therefore, spending time exploring feelings, to consider: Their names The way they affect our bodies The thoughts that they are associated with The …

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