Feelings Are Always Okay ...

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen teaches children that feelings are always okay, but what children do with those feelings is not always okay. ⠀

I recently shared how to make an Angry Wheel of Choice with your child. ⠀

The Angry Wheel of Choice gives children options for processing their anger. Making it with your child, invites a conversation around what appropriate ways to express anger are. ⠀

I made my first Angry Wheel of Choice with our son when he was three-years-old. We created it because he started hitting me when he was angry. ⠀

Working with his wheel, I would reiterate that his feelings of anger were okay, but hitting was never okay. ⠀

When he would hit me, I would simply state, “I don’t deserve to be treated that way” and walk away if I needed to or offer him a hug if he was in a state to receive one (remember, Nelsen also teaches that behind every misbehaving child is a discouraged child). ⠀

My son quickly learned new ways to express his anger and his hitting ceased. ⠀

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