Asking questions is a great way to show concern. If your child asks “Why are you sad, Mommy?” you can thank her for noticing and mention your headache. If she asks how she can help, you might say, “It would help if you played quietly this morning.” This makes a child feel valued, and she’s more likely to be sensitive to how others feel.
Motto: It’s nice to be nice.
Helpful Self Talk: I may be small, but I can make people feel better.
- What would I want people to say or do for me?
- How can I make people smile.
What the child should say:
- Are you okay?
- You look sad.
- I’m sorry that happened
- I’m sorry you’re having a bad day.
- Is there anything I can do to help?