Sad Child? Try an Emotional Regulation Activity

Do you have a sad child? Are you a teacher or therapist who works with a sad child? These free emotional regulation worksheets may help children regulate their feelings of sadness.

Do you have a sad child? Are you a teacher or therapist who works with a sad child? These free emotional regulation worksheets may help children regulate their feelings of sadness. You can download the freebie at the bottom of the post. These free sample pages are from the Emotional Regulation Worksheets Packet.

When You Have a Sad Child

It is perfectly normal for children to have a range of emotions from sadness to pure happiness. When you have a sad child though who needs some extra support to regulate his or her emotions this emotional regulation activity may be helpful. It is important to remember to seek help from a physician regarding overwhelming feelings of sadness in children.

How to Help if a Child is Sad

If children are unable to regulate their emotions, encourage them to write or draw pictures that represent their feelings of sadness. There are no right or wrong answers.

After gathering their ideas, they can write a few reflection statements in full sentences about how the feel when they are sad. Remind the children again that there are no right or wrong answers.

Help the children come up with coping strategies to minimize the feelings of sadness if necessary.  List the strategies on the third worksheet.  The children can keep the list with them to help provide reminders of strategies to use.

Looking for More Resources to Help Children Identify and Manage Emotions?

This comprehensive set of Emotional Regulation Worksheets includes 4 different My Emotions Journals to help boys and girls identify and manage emotions and behaviors.

This comprehensive set of Emotional Regulation Worksheets includes 4 different My Emotions Journals to help boys and girls identify and manage emotions and behaviors.  Each journal includes 50 pages and they are available electronically immediately following payment.

Download your FREE Sample Pages 

If you have a sad child, these free sample pages may help him/her to identify and manage emotions.  Sign up to receive the weekly email newsletter and other announcements from Your Therapy Source.  You will be redirected to the download.

 

Do you have a sad child? Are you a teacher or therapist who works with a sad child? These free emotional regulation worksheets may help children regulate their feelings of sadness.

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