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Imagine for a moment that emotions are neither bad nor good, that they are simply pure energy.
Now imagine that you can use that energy however you want to use it -- perhaps to withdraw into comfort or to push forward and try to do something hard or to reach out and connect with someone.
This is the theory of functional emotions -- the idea that emotions have a function and are there for a reason.
If we can help our children name their feelings and experience their feelings, emotions will begin to work for them rather than against them.
This toolkit will help you teach your child about emotions and build a strong foundation for emotion regulation.
- Emotion Cards
- Regulation Cards: Do you want comfort, space, or silliness™?
- Feelings Wheel
- Feeling Thermometer
- Interactive cards
- Bonus Posters
- Color your Feelings pages and more!
When you create a space or a basket with these printables and not only are you creating a physical space for your child to mindfully manage their emotions, but you are creating an emotional space as well.
The best gift you can give to another human is to stay with them in their emotion. To hold that emotion with them. This toolkit gives you the tools to do that with your child.
For younger children emotions are abstract. Concrete tools like the ones in this printable help children understand emotions, work through their emotions, and also recenter.