Exploring feelings with your kids


20 minute fun activities for parents and children that promote resilience by encouraging flexible thinking.

Emotional Intelligence Activities for Kids

Navigating Your Child’s Emotional Ups and Downs


Amygdala Hijack & Emotional Intelligence

How can we build flexibility into every day parenting?

  • Involve children in making decisions when possible.
  • Inventory the current needs to make a decision based on the present moment.
  • don’t get stuck on musts and should’s if something is not working don’t be afraid to change it.
  • Trust children to do things for themselves, even if it doesn’t turn out perfectly or quite how you wished it would.
  • Have routines for predictability not as a means to reward, punish or control.
  • Plan on extra time whenever possible so that special moments don’t have to be lost or abandoned all the time.
  • Ask questions and welcome cooperation instead of making demands.
  • Take time to care for yourself – you can only give as much love and care to others as you have for yourself! (That’s the elastic thing again – when we give too much we SNAP!)
  • Accept your child’s feelings as authentic expression, not something you must control or squash.
  • Dare to do things differently, be ridiculous and cultivate laughter – this will help you relax and let go!
  • Say YES when you can and say NO with kindness.



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