Emotional Thermometer for Anxiety

Emotional thermometers are a popular cognitive behavioral intervention for children and adolescents. It is often used to promote self-awareness and emotional intelligence. While it is often used to represent anger and physical aggression, it is also great to identify feelings and symptoms related to anxiety. The emotional thermometer for anxiety is used to increase awarenessContinue reading “Emotional Thermometer for Anxiety”

Learning Emotional Intelligence with “The Color Monster”

Emotional intelligence is one of our favorite subjects here at C.A.T.s Corner! That’s because emotional intelligence is an essential component of our daily lives that isn’t often recognized. Whether we are making friends, interacting with our family, reading a book, or even starting a new job, we are using emotional intelligence skills. What types ofContinue reading “Learning Emotional Intelligence with “The Color Monster””

Guess that Emotion: Mask Edition

Going back to school this fall (in whatever capacity is safest for your family!) is sure to bring up a lot of concerns for both kids and parents. There are a whole new set of challenges present, and kids are in need of fun and easy methods to help them get back on track andContinue reading “Guess that Emotion: Mask Edition”

Emotional Intelligence Skill Builder: The Game of Walking Emotions

As children, our learning processes often follow a similar track: start small and simple, and then add detail as our intellectual and physical capabilities increase. For example, once we know the colors of the rainbow, we are more equipped to understand where teal and maroon fit in the color spectrum. The same thing is trueContinue reading “Emotional Intelligence Skill Builder: The Game of Walking Emotions”

Emotions Check-In Chart

We all want what’s best for our kids, right? We teach them how to stay healthy, how to listen and follow directions, and how to take care of themselves. But something we often don’t think about is how we are teaching our children to recognize and work with their emotions. This is a skill weContinue reading “Emotions Check-In Chart”