As Wendy Young of Kidlutions says, there are many times in life when we have “BIG feelings”. How we cope with and manage those feelings affects how we learn, behave and get along with others. Having a helpful cognitive strategy to cope with strong feelings makes all the difference.
In “I’ll Give This 10”, we explain to the children that experiencing feelings is an important part of life. When we have feelings, we can feel them fully, yet we need to be able to metabolize them so that we can move through our feelings and not get stuck in them.
Here is an activity from our book 70 Play Activities, that walks children through identifying and naming their feelings then, making a conscious choice regarding how long they will “Be In” this feeling.
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