Feelings and Emotions for Kids
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There are a huge amount of potential feelings and emotions that you can have. Examples are anger, fear, happiness, sadness and excitement. The key thing to remember it is absolutely normal to have them. In fact, in most instances, it is healthy to feel a certain way. For example, if you are angry about being teased and called a name at school this is definitely a normal and healthy feeling!
What you need to remember is that it is the response to that feeling that is critical to get right. So if someone teases them it is not ok to hit them or tease them back. This just escalates the situation and makes a bad situation worse. It will also give you more stress and hassle in the long run.
The best response in the above situation depends on circumstances. If it a one off minor tease then it probably best just to walk away and say to yourself in your own mind that the comment is silly and wrong and reinforce this in your own mind. Be strong enough to know that the person being mean to you will not affect you. Then go off and do something positive (play with another child, do something you love doing, listen to some of your favourite music or get some exercise like go and run around for a while or ride a bike. Exercise is good de-stresser!)
If that person continues to pick on you and it starts to become bullying then you still should do the same as above but additionally you MUST inform an adult because bullying is completely unacceptable.
See our article here 'SAFETY FROM BULLYING'
If you find yourself arguing with your parents/carers frequently then it is important to try and reduce the stress and hassle for both of you by trying to sit down and come to some sort of compromise on key conflict areas.
Finally, if you struggle to control your emotions then ask for a trusted adult to help you. Sometimes this is very difficult for adults too but they should be at least point you in the right direction and offer support. Your school may be able to advise too. There are trained counselors available in virtually every country and if you need real help and support these people are professionally trained to understand your exact situation and offer help.
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