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Talking About Disappointment

Are your kids and teens experiencing disappointment over many of their spring activities being cancelled this year? Pediatric psychologist, Dr. Miceli, gives some tips for parents and caregivers on how to help their kids manage these feelings during this difficult time.

  • recognize that disappointment is okay
  • validate their feelings
  • give them space to express their emotions
  • recognize that you may see some irritability in kids
  • model appropriate ways to handle emotions
  • help kids gain perspective

Watch all of Dr. Miceli’s tips here on the Dayton Children’s Facebook page.