Learning how to process emotions is one of the most important and toughest parts of growing up - here’s a guide on how you can help your children do it.
Understanding and taking reign over one’s emotions is a long process, which, according to research, is not fully complete until our early 20s. It is such a long journey which takes us through many phases and encompasses a huge variety of positive and negative feelings alike.
All these may sound easy to us – but that’s because we’ve had years of practise in dealing with these emotions throughout our lives. This isn’t the case for little people, especially the very young ones who may be experiencing intense emotions for the first time. As such, grappling with internal swarms of emotions can be stressful just because it’s new!
The good news is that you can help children navigate these big emotions
While it’s important for children to learn how to regulate own emotions, we as parents can definitely play an active role in building strong emotional foundations for future problem-solving, criticisms, heartbreaks, and other hurdles children will face in their adult lives. This is where co-regulation comes in: where parents are involved in guiding their children to identify as well as process different emotions. And, we have a free e-book that teaches you just that!
Together with the Australian International School (AIS) in Singapore, we put together a free guide on what co-regulation is, how to recognise stress signs in children, the dos and don’ts on dealing with meltdowns or tantrums, as well as a co-regulation road map.
Simply fill out the form below to download your free copy of our “How To Navigate Big Feelings In Little People” e-book
Educational excellence in all aspects at AIS
AIS believes that a student’s wellbeing is key to their learning and academic performance. To put it simply – a balanced student is a student who is more likely to flourish. This is why the school has a comprehensive pastoral programme that seeks to complement and enhance their students’ educational journey.
This is achieved through our truly international curriculum, as well as equal emphasis on the arts and sports. AIS also provides a wide range of support and programmes for the greater wellbeing of their students, including an Onboarding Buddy System to help new students settle in, Wellbeing Counsellors who facilitate the development of social and emotional competencies for students, as well as CARES (Connections, Attitude, Relationships, Engagement and Safety) surveys that provide direct feedback about a student’s wellbeing to the school.
This post is in partnership with the Australian International School