Talking About Feelings: Tips & Tools for Providers

We can incorporate social-emotional skills, such as learning and talking about feelings, into our everyday activities.

You can use these resources  to host a workshop for parents and Family Friend and Neighbor caregivers in your setting. Consider the following ideas and facilitation tips to provide a high-quality, informative, and playful experience!

  1. Begin by watching the “Social Chat: Talking About Feelings” video together with parents and/or FFNs. Invite participants to share what they find challenging about introducing social-emotional skills during their daily routines, and what’s helped them in the past. Talk about the strategies mentioned in the video. What might they try? 
  2. Print and share the Talking with Kids About Feelings article and reference it for more ideas and discussion prompts.
  3. Finally, if you have more time, introduce more resources from that support the theme, such as:

For even more learning on this topic, check out our Circles of Care course!