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Help Your Child Discover Happy and Sad

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Children Need to Learn

Children need to learn to identify their feelings as well as communicate what they are feeling. This is a toy the was ranked #1 in toys on Amazon because after a couple shared it on their social media stating they used it to show the other person how they were feeling.

An idea that is great, but not just for couples. This is a great way to show children a frown and smile and begin to identify how these feelings associate with how they act. And the more experience a child has with handling their emotions, generally, the better they will do in life. Emotional intelligence is extremely important in life.

For many children with ADHD, Aspergers, and Autism communicating these emotions can be assisted with something physical such as the octopus. In fact, there was a push for people to make sure those in need of having something like this get them in order to communicate their feelings better. Personally, I have a son who is non-verbal and one of the biggest frustrations he has is when people can't understand what he is trying to communicate.

TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus is Here to Help

Because communicating and sharing our feelings is such an important aspect in society and I think we have a desire to do better in this area, I think that TeeTurtle's Reversible Octopus hit the market and once people became aware of it the sales thrived and it filled a void for many.

As I am writing this, I am shocked that a lot of us don't think about this need until it is too late and we have an uphill battle to fight. This would be a good gift to get a baby. If they chew on it and get it dirty, simply wash it in a gentle cycle and continue to familiarize them with it. That way as they get older, they are used to it and it can be a great bridge for them to identify and communicate their emotions until they don't need it at all. And there is a great selection of colors to choose from as well.

Emotional Consequences

There have been studies completed that show by suppressing and not understanding your emotions that agitation and aggression may increase. These are both behaviors that are limiting factors in interactions with people in life, including professionally.

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Several tips that are often given by therapist and/or psychologist are:

  • Take a pause and observe
  • Take a breath
  • Practice self-compassion

Using a device, such as this octopus, makes a person take a pause, think about their emotions, gives them a break for a minute while they flip the octopus inside out i.e. breathe and this can lead to some compassion since they have had a small distraction to remove themselves from the situation somewhat.


Stepping Up the Emotions

If you wanted to focus on emotional development more with kids, there are Kimochis. I have read that "kimochis" means feelings in Japanese. The link below offers six different emotions. There are five that are already made and one is a create yourself. This would allow you to work on an issue that you want to with your child, such as anger.

Identifying and understanding emotions is important to understand in oneself, but it is also important to understand in others. I was impressed when I came across an article in Forbe's about emotional intelligence. We all want the best for our children, and these are things I wish I had considered earlier in life when my children were younger.

I do want to be transparent that the links I provided are affiliated links. I think they are very good products and are helpful. If you think this as well, I would appreciate the use of these links. But more important is that if you find what I said about Emotional Intelligence to be interesting, read into it more and find something that will help you hit your goal(s).

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Chris Samhain

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