QUICK TIP: Recognize & Acknowledge Your Child's Feelings
Listen to what your child says and how he or she says it. Repeating your child's words and recognizing his or her feelings is very helpful. This helps both you and your child identify and clarify feelings. This also demonstrates empathy and understanding to your child.
Examples: "You're excited to see your friends today!" or "It's frustrating when things don't go your way."
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