Episode 5 - Managing Big Emotions from Little People with Dr. Stephanie Samar from the Child Mind Institute

Managing Big Emotions from Little People with Dr. Stephanie Samar from the Child Mind Institute

Dr. Stephanie Samar from the Child Mind Institute gives us tools to help our kids manage big emotions:

  • Model your awareness & ways you cope with stress
  • Share your emotional vocabulary and your struggle
  • Demonstrate problem solving

Exercises to help us all keep calm:

  • Take deep breaths; get oxygen to the brain
  • Teach belly breathing to young children
  • 4-7-8 breathing technique
  • Share your coping skills, give your child positive affirmations
  • Take a Break!! Rest
  • Eat well rounded meals
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