When my child was an infant and toddler, I taught him to see himself – what he was wearing, including the colours and how they matched. I encouraged him to look at his facial expressions and mine... had him smile, frown and attach words to the expressions.
As our children grow, we can teach them to notice other people’s expressions, and show them pictures of people and ask what feelings are shown on the faces of the people. We can correct them if they are way off base, by gently steering them in a direction that is more accurate.
Let's encourage our children to discover the range of emotions that they feel, a variety of expressions that they use, different energy levels that they exhibit. Why? Because a child who is not only able to express his emotions but to identify them has the potential to become more sensitive to others, and kinder and more compassionate.
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