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She Gave A Boy And A Girl 2 Notebooks And Asked Them To Draw. Their Feelings Just Came Straight Out.

What these kids do is going to be so helpful to them later in life.

We can get so focused on teaching kids important stuff — like how to tie their shoes or how to count or read Dr. Seuss — that we forget about one huuuuge part that ties it all together: How do they feel on the inside? PBS Parents has a smart and easy way to get kids to tap into what their feelings actually mean, and it's the kind of thing that can stick with them for-e-ver (in like the best possible way)!

4 Easy Steps to Making an Emotionally Intelligent Human

Yep. It's time for FEELING JOURNALS!


1. Set aside 10-15 minutes before or after dinner with your kids (or with yourself, if like me, you don't have kids). Set a timer if you like.

2. Pick a feeling and journal what it looks and feels like. You can write, draw — whatever!


3. List scenarios and things that make you feel that feeling.

4. List ways you work through those feelings.

You're done! 10-15 minutes later, you'll know your kids and yourself better, and you'll be teaching a great skill that will make your child (and you!) better in the workplace, better at creating lasting relationships, and less susceptible to depression and anxiety. Also, bonus creative drawing time.

Win-win!

And now for some mom advice.

:)

Wow.

Doodle power!

This story first appeared on the author's Medium and is reprinted here with permission.

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