Helping children communicate their feelings

LeShan, Eda
December 1993
Mothering;Winter93, Issue 69, p36
Discusses the importance of helping and teaching children to communicate their feelings. Importance for children's future relationships; Ways to help children tell parents how they feel; Reading them stories; Following up stories with conversation; Listening to accounts of their dreams; Asking for character descriptions; Children learning to tolerate parents' fallibility and imperfections by being honest about their feelings. INSET: One angry night (a mother's story), by Leenie Hobbie.


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