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EP21: Coaching Kids to Identify Emotions

It’s natural for kids to experience different emotions as they learn. When they have the ability to identify and process emotions, it enables them to move through those experiences so that they don’t get stuck in a negative or unhealthy space. This is a skill that sets up kids for success in the classroom and later in life. In this episode, our Studer Education colleague and Leader Coach, Dr. Gayle Juneau-Butler, joins us to share tips for parents who want to coach their children to identify emotions. Gayle works with leaders in school systems and other organizations all over the country. She has a background in higher education and she also has two children, who light up her life.

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It’s hard to not know something, and especially hard when you know you don’t know. In this episode, hear what you can do to support your child’s emotions when they are learning. Find out how to help your child confidently move from the emotional place of not knowing to knowing.

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Mindfulness is about paying full attention to the present moment. In today’s busy world, it’s easy to miss what is going on around you. Like adults, kids are easily distracted and often unaware of their surroundings. Mindfulness exercises will help your child get in better touch with their thoughts and feelings. It can help kids build key skills like focus, self-control, curiosity, empathy and compassion.

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