My son absolutely adores Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS. This show was designed to help support a child’s social-emotional development and to give kids practical strategies for dealing with various emotions. One of Daniel Tiger’s lines is,” If you feel like you want to roar, take a deep breath and count to four. 1, 2, 3, 4.” When Baybah is feeling upset, we remind him about what Daniel says. He takes a deep breath, counts, and feels so much better. That is just one of the things that he has learned from this amazing show.
Tip 1: When your child is disappointed about something, help him/her find something positive about the situation to focus on instead.
Tip 2: When your child gets angry, encourage him/her to take a deep breath and count to four.
Tip 3: Encourage your child to keep trying when he/she is struggling with a challenging task.
Tip 4: When your child is feeling apprehensive about a new experience – like going to the doctor or starting school – talk to him/her about what to expect beforehand.
Tip 5: Teach your child patience by coming up with activities to do while you’re waiting, like singing a song or playing a quiet game.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is on during the week on PBS. Check your local listing for showtimes.