Fun Chart to Teach your Child Emotional Discipline
This uniquely beautiful laminated colour chart illustrates both the World of Sensations and Experience, plus the World of the Mind, Emotions and Memory - in a way that's very easy to understand.
Emotional discipline is the single most important thing you can teach your child. It is the single biggest indicator of future success in life.
Use this fun chart to teach your child emotional discipline:
1. Post the chart on your refrigerator or some other prominent place.
2 Show the chart to your child and go through some of the emotions and sensations listed. Have the child point to the body part where you notice anger or compassion. the charts go together with the 7 body-centres (chakras). You can help by also noticing where you feel different emotions.
3. Explain to the child that the two half-circles represent two 'operating systems'. The coloured one represents the pristine, innate operating system everybody has when they are born. The grey half-circle represents the learned emotional operating system. Everybody learns it. Both systems are important to have, yet what makes a person really emotionally smart is to know where they are on the chart.
4. Explain to your child that you are all going to play a new game in your family. from now on, you'll be trying to find the emotion or sensations that you're experiencing on the colour-wheel chart.
5. Then just go about your daily life. This will give you a great opportunity to make your child aware of the emotions they feel.
6. If you notice an emotional state that you want to point out to your child, simply 'stop the world' for a second and go to the chart. See if they can identify where they are emotionally. If your child cannot read yet, you can say out loud some of the different states on the chart until you find the one they identify with.
7. This 'game' will give you a great opening for talking to your child about their emotions. It will also help both you and your child take a 'step back' out of an emotion, into the position of a curious observer.
You can also establish where you personally are on the chart - and share that with your child.