Have you ever seen a kid burst out crying for no reason? I know I have. The thing is, there is always a reason. Whether it’s because they are scared, tired, disappointed, or anything else, there is ALWAYS a reason.
No matter how silly it may seem to us, something is bothering them and it’s important enough to cause a physical effect for that child.
In my opinion, it’s the WORST when a child can’t tell you how they are feeling. Many times this is because they simply don’t know. Children rarely spend time learning about emotions and feelings. There are children’s books and stories that may help. But most kids learn by picking up simple social cues and digesting the actions of their parents and peers.
For some kids, that’s just not enough. Some kids need practice with figuring out how they feel and what that means.
You know how horrible it is when you are terribly embarrassed? When you feel mortified and want to crawl under a table? Now imagine if you couldn’t understand why you even felt that way – uggh. Continue reading