Labeling Emotions

September 14, 2022

Learning to recognize the multitude of feelings that humans experience begins with labeling. Starting at birth, families can label their child’s feelings as an important habit to promote self regulation in the future. You can model this in visits, such as “I think you’re uncomfortable being naked on this cold scale” or “I know that hurts.” As they grow, naming emotions will help children understand, manage and express big feelings.

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