I introduced you all to managing emotions at home with the Feeling Buddies for Families Toolkit in February. Since then I have had a chance to get a good overview of the program and how it can help children find a safe place. It’s the perfect way to help our children overcome those big emotions when we feel like all else fails. It is an extremely helpful toolkit for families. I am excited to be an ambassador for The Feeling Buddies for Families Toolkit but keep in my that all opinions are my own.
At some point, every child has felt overcome by big emotions. As a parent we only want to help our children but sometimes nothing seems to work. Conscious Discipline created www.FeelingBuddies.com for this very reason. They wanted to be able to help parents help their children overcome those big emotions. These materials were once only available to teachers and counselors but now they’re available to all of us as parents. We can now have the tools and resources at home to have confident response to emotional upset with our children. The best part is that our children will develop lifelong skills that equip them with healthy responses, even when life doesn’t go their way.
Many children do not have self-regulation which can affect their lifelong success. I love how I can use the Feeling Buddies for a more peaceful and productive tomorrow, not only at home but in the real world. With the Mini Feeling Buddies with carrying case and Helping My Feeling Buddies book, we teach our children to self-regulate while our children teaches the Buddy to self-regulate, allowing them both to learn the five-step process together. The book teaches our children to fully experience their feelings and manage them through healthy inner speech and helpful actions.
Another great part of the program is the Listen to Your Feelings CD. It is used as a sing-along for children to sing their way to managing those tough emotions. With the help of the CD, our children can learn to calm down and breath, identify emotional cues and respond with empathy.
How do you help your children manage emotions? Check out www.FeelingBuddies.com to learn how to help them with the Feeling Buddies for Families Toolkit.