Kit for emotional support

Updated: Jul 31, 2021

How Are You Supporting Your Children's Emotional Development? ⁣


Managing emotions is an essential part of learning and in these times of so much uncertainty, parents must be prepared to provide their children with all the necessary support.


In this post, Iris Angarita, Bachelor of Comprehensive Education and Venezuelan Psychopedagogue, ⁣ shared her experience in this matter and explained a series of strategies that she calls the Basic Kit to Support Our Children Emotionally.⁣

Her long experience and her preparation in Special Education and Learning Disabilities can guide us on how to educate our children not only academically but also emotionally.

Currently, she resides in Barcelona, ​​Spain and has this basic kit at hand to be able to overcome all the difficulties that confinement, the pandemic, and even migration have brought with them.


Basic Kit to Support Our Children Emotionally


We spoke with Iris Angarita, Graduate in Comprehensive Education and Venezuelan Psychopedagogue, about how we can put together a basic first aid kit to support our children in managing their emotions.


"This kit is only a reference and can be adapted according to the particular needs of each family", She explained

THERMOMETER OF EMOTIONS

Imagining a thermometer to measure the level of our emotions puts us on alert when they are about to get out of control. ⁣

IDENTIFY THE EMOTION

Putting into words what particular emotion affects us helps us understand what actions we should take to control it. ⁣

VALIDATION AND RECOGNITION

It is valid to feel fear, anguish, anxiety, or despair. Validating our emotions and those of our children allows us to connect as a family, increase our levels of patience, control those emotions and direct our action to the search for solutions.

HUGS

Hugs are a great way to help our children understand, validate, and control their emotions. They also generate empathy. ⁣

POSITIVE MESSAGES

Our words act as the gauze that allows us to clean and cover our emotional wounds. They help to strengthen the spirit, self-regulate our emotions and to be more persevering.

ROUTINES AND SCHEDULES

They give us structure and allow us to better organize time to reinforce the independence and responsibility that each member has within the family group.

LIVE IN THE PRESENT

Despite the uncertainty of what fate holds, we can only control the present moment. Take advantage of it by generating positive learning experiences like family playtime, reading time, or creative camps.

PATIENCE

Regulating emotions takes time and requires a lot of perseverance and patience. ⁣

BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY

Balance between work time with rest time, personal time with family time, time to tidy up the house and time to play and relax. ⁣

LOVE

Love is the most effective medicine to overcome any difficult situation together.

Do you have questions, comments or suggestions on this topic? ⁣

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You can see the full interview in Spanish on my IGTV on Instagram.



Managing emotions is an essential part of learning and in these times of so much uncertainty, parents must be prepared to provide our children with all the necessary support".

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