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The Hechinger Report Early Childhood: Five Ways You Can Help Mitigate Kids’ Stress From the Last Year

July 7, 2021

Help children share their feelings:Children tend to express their emotions through actions and behavior, which may not always be safe or constructive, said Donna Housman, founder and CEO of the Housman Institute, which focuses on emotional intelligence. “What we want to do is re-channel that into words,” she said. Helping children name their emotions, including anger, sadness or fear, and giving them language to express their feelings can help children process and regulate those emotions."

The Hechinger Report's Early Childhood Newsletter asked a panel of early childhood experts including Housman Institute's Dr. Donna Housman on ways to help mitigate stress for young children after this tumultuous year.

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