Giving children coping skills for their emotions is one of the most important tasks of parenting. Children lacking these tools may blame others for how they feel or demonstrate how they’re feeling in inappropriate ways. If a child has no words to verbalize their intense emotions, they’re at risk for being emotionally stunted for the rest of their lives. Emotionally arrested adults lack the ability to self-soothe when they’re upset, or to delay lashing out on an impulse.
The following are 12 tips to give your child tools for handling their uncomfortable feelings:
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It's important to make sure your child goes to certain appointments to maintain mental and physical health. These check-ups are essential, and each one serves a unique purpose. Here are three regular appointments to make for your child.