Firmly supported by a wealth of research linking children’s mental and physical health to emotional well being, this new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5–8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy. In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasizes the development of empathy, tolerance, resilience, and motivation as well as an emotional vocabulary. The text helps teachers introduce students to a variety of techniques for managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings in a variety of situations. Solution-focused strategies are woven into: Worksheet tasks Self-reflection activitiesTake-home assignmentsPacked with teacher-friendly sessions, this book fulfills the requirements of the PSCHE curriculum and Healthy Schools agenda and also complements the SEAL curriculum (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).

Introduction and Background

Introduction and background

Since the publication of Dealing with Feeling (1998), there has been an increasing demand for resources and materials, which aid teachers and parents/carers in the process of developing children's emotional literacy.

This has, in part, been due to the wealth of research which highlights the importance of developing these skills (Apter 1997 & Baker 1998), alongside the current government's agenda of social inclusion which aims to ensure that even the most ‘difficult’ and ‘socially unskilled’ pupils can be included within the school context.

This programme is designed to be used with all pupils in the primary phase. It was originally based upon the premise that all children, at some time in their school careers, will probably experience some problems or difficulties in ...

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