Toddler Tuesday ~ Controlling The Volcano Within

On a regular basis I attend parenting sessions at the local Early Years Centre. I have found a lot of these sessions useful and so I thought I would summarize a few over the next few weeks ~ partly as future reference
for me, and partly for the benefit of other parents and/or caregivers.

Controlling the Volcano Within
The morning concentrated on the adult assisting the child in managing their overwhelming emotions.

The particular age of children we discussed for tools and situations were 0-6 years old. The tool that I feel was the strongest was the use of visual facial expressions and asking the child to point to the one that closest resembled how they were feeling. I tried it out later that day when Ava was having a melt-down from being tired and hungry. It worked to calm her down and she pointed to the sad face. I was so proud of her.

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Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth Ruth

Elizabeth is a children's book author and designer of knit and crochet character hats under the brand The Ruthless Crafter. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, spend time with her family, and swim. She lives a full, happy life in Kitchener, Ontario with her husband and their two children.

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