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Helping Children Identify and Regulate Their Emotions

Children who can identify and regulate their emotions experience a greater level of wellbeing. Help your little ones use this powerful tool to support their positive development. Learn more from child development expert Emily Louange.

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Introduction

About

Emotion regulation is an important component of young children’s development that can have both positive short- and long-term outcomes. Part of building the skill of managing emotions involves the ability of your child to assess and understand what they are currently feeling—a useful tool for children and adults alike. Share this activity with your young children to help them understand what Emotion Zone they are in, and what tools and activities they can use to improve how they are feeling. Practicing this exercise daily with your children can help develop healthy habits for both you and your children—and have long-lasting impacts on your family’s happiness and wellbeing.

Who It's For

Parents and caregivers looking to support their own or their children's emotional and behavioral health.

Why It Empowers

Young children will be empowered by learning the ability to assess and regulate their own emotions, a skill that can increase harmony and overall wellbeing. And parents will be comforted to see their young children effectively navigate and manage their emotions.

What's Needed

  • 15 minutes to review the Emotion Zones with their child
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    Meet The Expert


    Emily Louange

    Emily has held positions as a care provider for over two decades. She’s managed care as a nanny, home health aide, and as a RN after earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. When she became a working mother, she was astonished by the insufficient systems in place to support and guide families. She strongly believes that our children and those who care for them deserve better support and solutions. Called to do something to help; she founded a childcare networking platform, Via The Village, served on the Board of Directors for the US Nanny Association, and helped start CareNectar!