Those who have been following our recent book club reading of Siblings Without Rivalry might recall that in my first reflection on the book I mentioned making a poster for our playroom which would serve as a reminder to both myself and Immy (and when she is bigger, AJ as well) of ways of dealing appropriately with (what we call) big emotions, such as anger, frustration or jealousy. My aim was to take the four strategies shared by the authors, Faber & Mazlish, in Section 2 and reword them in language appropriate for young children. This is what I came up with;
To download and print: The poster is available in an A4 sized document here. To print, you may need to select “Fit to printable area” (or similar) depending upon your printer type and paper size.
For those who are new to Childhood 101, feel free to check out our bookclub. Siblings Without Rivalry is a really quick and easy read for parents. If you can get your hands on a copy if you still not too late to join in. You can find out more here;
- Siblings Without Rivalry bookclub introduction
- Siblings Without Rivalry reflections on sections 1 & 2
- Siblings Without Rivalry reflections on sections 3 & 4
P.S. Bookclub members – don’t forget to leave your impressions on sections 3 & 4 if you haven’t already done so
How do you help your children manage BIG emotions?