• Daniela Weiss-Bronstein

Feelings

In my fieldwork placement we've been working with kids to recognize and manage their emotions. We have emoji posters in our office that feature emoji created by our clients (and a few by me). The posters allow students who have a hard time reconizing their feelings to see the word and image associated with a feeling, When we work with students on creating the emoji we'll often make it a longer exercise, discussing the emotions that can come up in school and creating a list of the emotions they feel should be portrayed.



In some instances we pull out a feelings wheel to allow students to find more depth for an emotion beyond "happy", "sad", or "upset". While I haven't found a perfect feelings wheel, this is one I've been using lately. What are your thoughts on feelings wheels? Do you have one you like better? How do you explore more complex emotions with the children in your life?



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