Reading for children, useful for managing emotions

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Reading for children, useful for managing emotions

Reading can be a very useful tool for managing emotions. We will talk about which books can be useful for this purpose and the ingredients that distinguish them.

Last update: February 28, 2020

Reading is an activity of vital importance for the complete development of the human being. In the case of reading for children, we can use it as an emotional management tool; as a resource through which they can learn to manage their emotional intelligence.

Reading goes far beyond the ability to decipher words. In addition to interpreting its content, reading stimulates the formation of neuronal networks, which become more and more complex as the child learns.

That is to say that while the child is reading, stimulates an activity richer in variables and details, while interpreting messages that are fixed in his emotional memory. This is why encouraging them to read a good book is of vital importance in order for the little ones to acquire a positive scale of values.

Reading for children as a source of emotional management

Parents, like a tutor or teachers, are indispensable figures for the child's learning. They are for the acquisition of formal or theoretical knowledge, but also for the more practical knowledge, such as the management of emotions.

According to experts, if parents do the homework that the little ones may already be doing, the latter are likely to develop a certain sense of inferiority, uselessness and incapacity towards certain tasks that should be simple and routine.

This detail of the reinforcement of the sense of inferiority can make a certain feeling of distress persist in the child. Consequently, it is important to take a moment and let the children know that they are also very capable.

But how can we make children understand that they too are important and that they are worth? With excellent management of emotions. Without a doubt, reading is a vital tool in this sense.

What books to read?

Although any reading for children can contribute to a correct emotional management, opting for some works means favoring an adequate development of the emotional intelligence of the little ones.

The stories and works focused on philosophy for children and young people, on psychology for the little ones, etc. are the most interesting readings. Young readers can strengthen their personal skills and learn to channel their feelings, especially in difficult and passing stages, such as between the ages of 6 and 8 or in the teenage stage.

In fact, making a local mind and looking back into the past, any classic tale hides a teaching within itself, which has always been known as morality. Each of these pills of knowledge belong, in a sense, to the world of philosophy.

However, nowadays we find many philosophy books aimed at children. Texts written by philosophers specialized in the world of childhood, and reviewed by educational psychologists and experts, explore the world in a critical way to foster management and emotional intelligence.

What are the contents of children's books that help manage emotions?

These readings usually tell pleasant stories in which the main characters have experiences that force them to make use of the interpretation of their emotions. At the basis of this experience, the protagonists receive interesting practical advice to manage their feelings.

The teachings acquired by the protagonists of the stories and books specialized in emotional management they pass from the pages of the work to the minds of the little ones, who receive, in this sense, a valid lesson.

"A person with a new idea is not credible until the idea is successful."

-Mark Twain

Precisely these readings are also suitable for adolescents, given that in this phase young people can feel disoriented as they leave behind their own identity as children, in the transition from childhood to adulthood. This is a vital stage in which children must learn to understand and intensify their emotions and their own emotional intelligence.

In this way, young people strengthen their values. Thus, having reached adolescence, they will already have a good emotional experience, together with useful tools to autonomously prolong this experience, and all thanks to the habit of reading works of particular interest to them and designed for them.

Keep in mind the power of reading as a source for managing emotions in children as well harness the full potential of books and children to form satisfied, happy and responsible people.

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