Children and Emotions

Distractions: at what cost?

To follow up with my post about telling a crying child “you’re okay”, I wanted to think about distractions. This is when we say to a crying child “oh here are some blocks let’s build” or “look at the birds outside” when we really know they are not in the mind set to play. We… Continue reading Distractions: at what cost?

Children and Emotions

You are okay!: Is this really helpful and who are we saying this to?

When I hear a baby or toddler cry I feel a change in myself. It maybe a feeling of panic, an intense feeling to save the child or one of frustration (ugh I just gave you a piece of pear and you threw it on the floor! Now you’re crying because you want it back).… Continue reading You are okay!: Is this really helpful and who are we saying this to?