Wellbeing at MPS

Teaching your child to identify and express emotions 

We are well over the halfway mark for Term 1 and our students have been learning a lot about emotions and choices. Recognising emotions and being able to articulate how one is feeling is not something that develops overnight. It comes with a lot of practice and plenty of time. At school we teach strategies for recognising our physical responses when we are starting to feel upset, angry or worried, and how to respond to those emotions so that we can make good choices and behave appropriately. We learn that feeling all different emotions is normal and it's ok to feel angry or sad, but as responsible students we need to take responsibility for our actions, no matter how we are feeling. 

 

This fortnight I have attached a useful article on teaching children to identify and express emotions from Vanderbilt University. 

 

 

Rebekah Rentos

Assistant Principal