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Posts from the category: Behaviour Guidance

Exploring Emotions Jenga Game

Exploring Big Emotions Jenga Game

Looking for a fun way to explore big emotions with kids? I think we have just the game for you! This twist make the regular game of Jenga a great tool for talking with children about a whole range of emotions, how they make you feel and triggers for emotions. DIY Exploring Emotions Jenga … [Read more...]

How Much is Too Much? Learning to Let Go and Let Children Take Risks

How much is too much? Learning to let go and let children take risks

"Can I, Mum, can I?" she asks with big, round eyes. Every fibre of my being wants to scream, “No,” or, “But be careful.” The protective instinct is super strong in this mama bear but instead I just nod and say, “Give it a go, if you want to.” It’s natural, of course, our protectiveness. And … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: My Emotions Wheel Printable

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: My Emotions Wheel Printable. Includes 3 versions to use with children of different ages and helpful tips for how to use your completed wheel on an ongoing basis.

Helping children learn to recognise and cope overwhelming emotions is an ongoing process that certainly doesn't stop when they enter primary or elementary school, in fact I would say emotional regulation becomes even more important in the vast social network of school. Teaching children emotional … [Read more...]

What Your Child Needs Most When They’re Angry

What your child needs most when they're angry

Her voice is shrill and loud. Her hands clenched. She repeats the words over and over, each time more vehemently. It is not me or my actions that have triggered her anger and frustration but I am the target of the feelings that overwhelm her. I feel my own frustration levels rise as once again I am … [Read more...]

Help! My Child is Being Bullied

My Child Is Being Bullied! ACT: An Action Plan for Parents

By definition: "Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems." … [Read more...]

Helping Children Manage Big Emotions: Books About Emotions

7 Picture Books About Big Emotions

I am a huge fan of using books as a resource to open discussion with kids about all manner of situations and problems. This collection of books about emotions was sparked by the popularity of the Managing Big Emotions series (scroll down to the bottom of the post to see the collection of printable … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Get Kids to Listen

10 Simple Ways to Get Kids to Listen

I can't tell you how often I feel my requests to my children are falling on deaf ears! It's true, children are not always the best listeners - in fact, my almost-three year old regularly tunes me out! It mostly happens when she is concentrating intently on something or absorbed in an activity, … [Read more...]

Managing BIG Emotions: Take 5 Breathing Exercise

Take 5 Breathing exercise for kids. Part 4 of the Managing Big Emotions series for kids at childhood101.com

Today I am excited to team up with the lovely Leonie MacDonald of Relax Kids Canberra to bring you part four of the Managing Big Emotions printable poster series (you can find poster one here, poster two here and poster three here). Leonie is sharing a simple breathing technique (and tips for … [Read more...]