TEACHING KIDS ABOUT THEIR BRAIN
Children are often overwhelmed by their “BIG” emotions.
Teaching them a bit about how their brain and bodies work helps them understand what happens in their brain and helps them feel more in control.
Helping children grow their feelings vocabulary allows them to express themselves using common and easily understandable language, which is a win-win for everyone.
These skills are part of the building blocks of emotional intelligence.
Dr. Hazel Harrison does a wonderful job of explaining and adding to the concept of “Flipping your Lid” and gives great ideas on how to use characters to explain the concept to kids in a fun and easy way in her article on www.mindful.org/how-to-teach-your-kids-about-the-brain/.
The concept of “Flipping your Lid” is from the book “The Whole Brain Child” by Daniel J. Siegel M. D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PH.D.