When I am asked how can I help my child talk? This can relate to talking about their feelings to building relationships with other children.
Children need to feel they are not vulnerable and are confident within themselves first. The first technique I suggest is to:
1. Teach them how to let go
When I say 'let go' I mean to work out build up stress from the day / week or even a situation. Children are still learning how to put words together to describe their feelings. They base their conversations on what is 'accepted' or 'rejected' by mom and dad. I always ask parents to never guess what their child has created with their art pieces. When a mom says; 'What is that?' The impact that is left behind is extremely damaging. Their child starts to feel whatever they do is not good enough for their parent and can cause reactive behaviour.
Activities to let go:
- Fast rides (swinging / sliding / running / chasing / playing catches / rolling down a hill)