How to talk with your child about social and emotional issues
written by Amanda Morin, posted on Understood
When kids have trouble with social and emotional skills, it may be uncomfortable to talk about the challenges they face. But it’s important to talk openly and show them there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.
Talking about struggles with emotions and social skills shows that how your child feels matters to you. And it helps kids put into perspective that they may struggle with certain things, but not with everything.
Find out what you can say, and when to say it.
When to talk to your child
Don’t think of this as a one-time conversation. The first conversation is just the beginning. It’ll help your child know you’re there to listen and to help.