Companion Pair – Feelings, moods & all that stuff (Kids’ & Parents’ Guides)
Feelings – they happen and add colour and richness to the experiences of childhood. Every child has feelings – some that help and some that get in the way of play and work. This beautiful guide explores feelings with children – how they happen, how to talk about them and how to get them under control when they gallop away. It includes talking about brains and bodies – and where feelings happen – which kids love!
For every child, learning about their feelings and how to get them under control is learning for life. Feelings that settle in and create havoc with relationships, have parents and teachers pulling their hair out – can be tamed – especially when a child knows exactly what to do. They become the boss of their feelings and life gets much more manageable and success, thriving and flourishing follows.
This Guide helps children to understand their feelings, those of others and how to be in control of them by noticing their body and brain response. Beautiful, life-changing reading that every single child will love and revisit for many years.
The job of every parent is to help a child to understand and manage those big things called feelings. Most of the years of childhood are taken up by learning about feelings and how to get them under control. The Parents’ Guide for Feelings, moods and all that stuff helps parents to understand that long and complex journey and gives strategies and practical tools that help children to manage their feelings.
Much of parenting can be taken up by being a hostage to the feelings of children and how they’re expressed as behaviours. They can derail family events, routines, learning and the ability to get out and about with your child. This guide explores all of that, how feelings are expressed – including moods, silliness and withdrawal, and gives practical ways to get feelings under control.
This Guide helps parents to understand how feelings develop and how to help a child towards resilient, regulated and respectful relationships. Beautiful, life-changing reading that will have every parent nodding along, having some ‘aha’ moments and adding a whole bunch of useful tools to their parenting toolbox.