‘Understanding our emotions, recognising their influence on us and learning to express them appropriately and accurately are all key to getting along well with others and achieving our goals in life. In this session we will look at the crucial role we can play as parents and carers in helping children to gain these important skills of emotional literacy. We explore ways in which we can encourage children to develop awareness of their emotions and share a recently developed model (Emotion Works) that’s proving helpful in supporting children to navigate their emotional experiences. We’ll take a closer look at emotional reactions and see how a framework for understanding them can also be a great help for us as parents – not only to assist our children but also in helping us to maintain our own balance in the face of very challenging behaviours and circumstances.’
The session will be led by Jill Birch. Jill is a local mum of four children and volunteers at Nature Nurture, an early intervention programme for vulnerable and disadvantaged children based at Camphill, Aberdeen.
This session will be in the community room at the Community Centre within Aboyne Academy, on Thursday 2nd November from 7.00pm – 9.00pm