HELPING YOUR PRESCHOOLER
NAVIGATE THEIR EMOTIONS
By Liz Hansen
When you or I have a rough day, we have a track record. Frustrating as it may be to spend a whole day on a project that gets scrapped, we know tomorrow still has the potential to be a good day.
Preschoolers simply don’t have the life experience to see past the present instant. Emotion is reality. As far as they are concerned, what they feel in the moment is how they will feel always-and-forever-the-end.
You may not be able to fix the sandwich you cut into triangles instead of squares. But there are a few ways to help your child navigate their sea of intense feelings . . .
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