Feelings and Emotions
When you help children understand and express emotions, you’re helping them overcome challenges, understand others, and communicate. In simple ways, you can give them important tools to help them handle feelings, big and small.
An important first step to managing emotions is being able to name them. Start with these resources to help.
Find resources, activities, and videos to explore emotions some more!
Abby’s Broken Wand
A storybook featuring strategies to help children cope with big feelings.
Where do you feel big feelings?
Use this graphic to start a conversation with your child about big feelings.
How to Manage Big Feelings
We can help children notice, name, and manage their big feelings.
How Big is Your Feeling?
A scale to figure out how big your child’s feelings are.
How to Recognize and Respond to Big Feelings
An article for families to help recognize and respond to your child’s big feelings.
Coping with Fear
A printable about identifying fear-related behavior and how to respond.
My Feelings Journal
Journaling can help children (and grown-ups!) reflect on and work through their feelings.
We Can Communicate Our Feelings
Big changes—even positive, exciting adventures—mean big feelings, too. Talking about our feelings can help us better manage them and build resilience.
Louie Goes Back to Work
Elmo and his dad Louie talk about changes to their daily routine.
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