Teaching children to recognize and manage their emotions is a vital life skill! A ‘Feelings Thermometer’ can be a fun and effective way to help them understand and express their feelings. Here’s how to use it:

1 – Explain: It’s like a thermometer for emotions, from happy to angry.

2 – Identify: Have your child pick how they feel.

3 – Talk: Discuss why they feel that way.

4 – Try: Use a coping strategy listed below the feeling.

5 – Reflect: See if their feelings change after using the strategy.

6 – Practice: Use this often to help your child understand and mange their emotions.