Acting out Feelings
by Grandma Jeddah
Children with learning and cognitive disabilities sometimes act out inappropriately by exhibiting behaviors such as throwing tantrums or shouting rudely and boisterously when expressing themselves. This is because they have limited verbal abilities. They are unable to express their feelings appropriately. Teaching your child the words she needs to describe how she feels is important. “I feel angry, hurt, sad, happy, disappointed, jealous, cheated.” The more your child can verbally express her feelings, the less her need to act out the feeling in order to be understood. Secret 4 offers more information on teaching your child words to explain feelings.
Grandma Jeddah is the mother of 11 children and 13 grandchildren. She has taught hundreds of students for over 30 years at an Islamic school in Los Angeles, California.This is an excerpt from her book, Discipline without Disrespecting: Discover the Hidden Secrets of How to Effectively Discipline Your Muslim Child--And Keep Your Peace of Mind while at It. Subscribe to her free newsletter at --http://www.grandmajeddah.com