Angry Words: Working with Your Preschooler to Express Negative Emotions in More Positive Ways
Your child has grown from an egocentric toddler to a child capable of understanding the feelings of others. In this way, he is beginning to understand the consequences of his actions and words. In the past, if he was involved with a conflict, he might have struck out at the child who took his crayon or pushed at you when you told him playtime was over. Now, he is able to express anger or frustration, and many other feelings, with words instead of actions. He is still growing emotionally, so he may sometimes slip up when emotions run high, but overall, compared to his toddler self, he is much more able to control his emotions and talk through conflicts.
Has your child achieved the following Self-Control developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.