One of the most important tasks of parenting young children is giving them the skills to identify and express their feelings.
As parents of toddlers, it’s probably something we all encounter every day.
Think about it: the temper tantrum that ensued after offering the “wrong” sippy cup.
The time-out for clobbering her older brother with a building block.
The little and not so little things our kiddos do because they haven’t yet learned how to manage their emotions.
We know that reading together is one of the best ways to encourage appropriate behavior and teach new skills. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of 10 children’s books that focus on feelings.
I hope they’re helpful for you as you guide your toddlers toward being able to sort through all their feelings and what they mean.
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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