As part of my continuing study of family communications, I get a regular email from Mister Rogers Professional Development: Helping Adults Who Help Children. It is also useful as a older grandparent with very young grandchildren.
This month, Hedda Sharapan, Director of Early Childhood Initiatives, shared some highlights of a recent presentation on Emotional Inelligence:
- Help children know that feelings are natural and normal - and sometimes hard to deal with
- Let children know they have ways to manage their feelings
- Recognize that different strategies work for different children
- Choose healthy ways
- Ask the children - what helps you?
For more from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, visit Family Communications, Inc. at http://www.fci.org/
Families are Forever! ;-)