Aim: Hurt Feelings

Our Target: We’re focused on helping our young kids deal with hurt feelings, both their own feelings and the hurt feelings of others. Let’s let our kids know that if we try hard to be caring all the time, we will not have to fix hurt feelings as often.

Team Up! Try these simple tips to help your child want to talk.

Find your child playing alone sometime, and look at what they’re playing with. Ask how they would feel if you just came up and took their toy away from them. If they say “I don’t know,” tell them you know that their feelings would be hurt, because you weren’t being caring. Ask if they can remember a time at school when their feelings got hurt. Once you have their attention, it’s time to talk about how to act when someone’s feelings are hurt, including their own

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