Understanding our feelings can be hard. Try these discussion questions to get a conversation started:
1. After reading a story together with your child, ask them questions: "How do you think the character in this book is feeling? How do you know they are feeling that way? What do you do when you have those feelings?"
2. How do you want to show or tell others when you feel angry, frustrated or sad? Ask: "What are healthy things you can do when you feel upset? How about stomping your feet, squeezing a pillow, or asking for a hug?"
3. When was the last time you remember feeling surprised? Annoyed? Proud? Talk about it by asking: "What happened when you felt that emotion? How did you express those feelings?"