Every parent has experienced a child's tantrums and meltdowns. These often come at inconvenient times and places, and they remind us that young children are still learning how to understand and regulate their emotions. Just like adults, kids experience a full range of "big feelings,” including anger, fear, happiness, sadness, excitement and frustration. They need our guidance as they develop strategies for calming down, controlling impulses and focusing.
Growing Up Well: Supporting Your Eight-Year-Old's Emotional Development
Daniel and Prince Wednesday find a way to help out, even though they're not very big.
Your child will learn about the 'teens,' and how to decompose these numbers into 10s and ones.
Tiger Trick or Treat
Peg and her friends practice their counting while in a scary situation on Halloween.
Emotions influence behavior. Part of growing up is learning how to manage our emotions and exercise self-control so that we can treat ourselves and others with respect. Sometimes that means resisting what we want to do in the moment (such as throw something when we are mad) to make a more thoughtful choice. When kids experience stressful and emotional situations, self-regulation strategies can help them calm down and make good decisions.Learn More
Self-confidence grows as children learn new skills and become increasingly independent. It's the feeling associated with the phrase, "I can do it!" From taking their first steps to learning how to read, children gain self-confidence as they master new skills. This gives them the courage to continue to explore and expand their abilities.Learn More
Arthur Dreams about the Grim Bunny
Grim Bunny wants Arthur to go into the City of Doom. Can Arthur escape his nightmare?
Ladonna may say that The Buzzard is scary, but D.W. and Bud are riding that rollercoaster!
Peg and Cat learn that when a bucket is empty, it's light, but when it's full, it's heavy.
Help Your Child Manage Emotions with Arthur
Whether facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their crises with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor.Find Activities