Parents will frequently ask their kids to categorical themselves with words—”Use your words!” is a common playground refrain—but it is not usually easy for children. They are nevertheless exploring feelings and are sorely in need of emotional vocabulary to dangle these emotions on. Helping our children make bigger their emotional vocabulary helps them do better at school. It also helps them etter apprehend the subtlety of feelings and how phrases like “happy” and “elated” or “indifferent” and “disinterested” differ. By teaching our adolescents the feeling phrases gorgeous to their age—and encouraging them to use them—we aid their emotional increase now into their teen and grownup years.
Feeling Words Infographic