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Category Archives: Kids 3 to 5

Development through the formative years

Development during the formative years The first few months up to around 18mnts old children do not have a perception of themselves as separate individuals. According to them they are part of you. They are also pretty much dependent on you to provide to their needs.It is during this time that pee-ka-boo is so delightful with...
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Coping – How Our Brain Helps Us Cope with Emotional Upsets

"Coping by Depending on Our Two Instinctive Coping Brains In the Brain Works Project we learn that instinctive coping brain functions are very useful because they work automatically from the time we are born. Reptilian and emotional coping brains can act without the help of our thinking brain! We need them to help us stay safe...
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Ten Great Ways to Help Children Relax

Top Ten Relaxation Techniques for Children There are many techniques children can use to reduce thir stress and relax. Depending on the child, some may work better than others. Try teaching your child one or two of the following techniques to begin, and then gradually add in more as he or she feels ready to...
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The importance of emotional regulation

“From birth, children rapidly develop their abilities to experience and express different emotions, as well as their capacity to cope with and manage a variety of feelings. The development of these capabilities occurs at the same time as a wide range of highly visible skills in mobility (motor control), thinking (cognition), and communication (language). Yet, emotional...
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Emotional development through the ages

The first step in regulating is recognizing and naming the emotions. ‘When I feel like this in this part of my body I can name it this.’ The next step would be when I have a name for the feeling and I recognise it in my body then I have to learn what to do...
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Coaching children to manage frustration

Emotional coaching in general is the acknowledgement from us that we need to coach and support children to learn how to recognise and regulate their emotions. Coaching means you describe your child's emotions. Focus mostly on the positive emotions and try to use different words for emotions. This helps them to develop an emotional vocabulary. When they...
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Social-emotional development

"Social-emotional development includes the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others (Cohen and others 2005). It encompasses both intra- and interpersonal processes. The core features of emotional development include the ability to identify and understand one’s own feelings, to accurately read and comprehend emotional states...
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