What is this strategy?
When children have negative feelings, we can help them change their negative emotions. Encourage them to close their eyes, take a breath, and imagine someone or a place that makes them happy and calm.
When is this strategy appropriate?
When you notice that a child has a negative feeling such as frustration, anger, or sadness.
Why is It important?
What we think and how we behave connect with each other. Feelings come naturally. While people can’t control their first thoughts, they can change the way they process them. We can help children change a negative perception, which in turn can help a child behave in a more positive way.