Beyond Behaviour

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I have never asked a child under six to talk about his or her feelings. 

A child who is displaying negative behaviour is a child in pain, and I’ve never seen a child in pain and felt that he or she wanted to sit with me and talk about emotions. And this has nothing to do with my discomfort. Emotions are my specialty. I’m more than comfortable talking about them with adults, and singing about them, and (sometimes to my detriment) expressing them in public places.

Read the full post about adults working with children on emotions on the blog Early Learning.


In February we are featuring a weekly original contribution on topical issues in education such as funding, teacher employment, system changes in your jurisdiction. Please email raegina.taylor@gmail.com with your article.

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