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10 ways to help children shift their moods

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Ever had a child in a grumpy mood and she just doesn’t know how to make herself feel better? Alternatively, you may have experienced a child who comes home from school so angry that there’s steam coming from his ears. Feeling emotional extremes is part of life, but that doesn’t mean we need to stay in those states.  Children and young people aren’t necessarily hostages to their moods – with a little knowledge and effort they can shift their mood to a more pleasant and productive place. Here are ten ways kids can shift their moods: 1. “Take a breathe….take a few actually” Perhaps the simplest way fora child to feel better, whether it’s to settle some nerves before a talk or reduce anxiousness before meeting new friends, is to take three or four deep breaths.  Deepbreathing releases dopamine into their system, mo...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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