Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Teach Emotion Words for Better Discipline By: Grandma Jeddah

           One way to help your child learn how to control his sad, angry and unhappy feelings is by teaching him emotion words to explain how he feels.  Some children, such as those with ADHD, learning deficits or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) truly don’t know how to express their feelings in words.  In these situations, you must teach them the words for certain feelings and also how to express the words to others. This concept may be difficult for the average person to comprehend.  The average person might wonder, how can someone not know how to verbally let others know they are feeling sad or happy? 
            Certain children have language impairments and social interaction difficulties that cause them to misunderstand the normal cues that signify emotions.   Children with autism, ADHD and other conditions may fall into this category.  They are indeed different than the average functioning child.  Knowing this, can help parents alter their discipline methods so they are more suitable for their particular child.
This is an excerpt from Grandma Jeddah’s FREE e-Book: Discipline without Disrespecting: 8 Tips to Taming Your Muslim child's Temper.  To download your own personal copy of this  FREE e-Book or receive Grandma Jeddah's FREE newsletter, visit her at http://www.grandmajeddah.com/

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