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Emotions: Helping Young Children Cope with Emotions
Introduction Your child was not born knowing how to control feelings or calm down, and needs to learn this from you. You are your child’s first and most important teacher. A loving relationship with your child is the best way you can help him or her learn to deal with difficult feelings. Unpleasant Feelings that Your Child May Have Anger   Anger is a common feeling and temper tantrums are normal in young children. They are your child’s way of letting you know that he or she is feeling angry, upset or frustrated. Try to find out what is bothering your child and respond differently depending on what is ...
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Infant Mental Health: Comforting Your Baby
Introduction Crying is the main way your baby can tell you what he or she needs. How you respond when your baby cries during the first year of life will teach your baby if he or she can count on you.   No one can comfort a baby ALL the time. What matters is that most of the time, you try to comfort him or her. Three Very Important Times To Pay Attention To Your Baby's Cries When your baby is sick When your baby is hurt When your baby is upset (for example, when he or she is sad, frightened or lonely) Comforting your baby at these times does not spoil him or her. It makes your baby feel respected ...
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