It is helpful for your child recognize that, at one time or another, we all become frustrated, angry, disappointed or hurt. Children need to learn to put names to their feelings, so they can express themselves with words, rather than act out of emotion. Young children do not know how to identify what they are feeling when they are ready to explode before a tantrum. Teach outside of the event, and post a Feelings Faces board to help your child learn about his feelings and emotions. Recognize different attitudes and feelings throughout the day by moving a personalized magnet onto different faces which identify a variety of feelings. Those who learn to identify their feelings and express themselves through words are more successful, with higher self-confidence than those who act upon their emotions. Set your child up for success as a good communicator, and spend time each day identifying emotions with a Feelings faces board. Read my full, syndicated article, Identifying feelings is important for all in the family.