The Joyful Energetic Mama Podcast

Helping Kids Cope With Big Emotions with Kim Feeney

October 07, 2021 Carla Diaz
The Joyful Energetic Mama Podcast
Helping Kids Cope With Big Emotions with Kim Feeney
Show Notes

Are you unsure of how to help your child cope with BIG emotions?  At times do you feeling like you're failing at parenting?  In this week's episode, Kim Feeney, a licensed independent social worker and a registered play therapist supervisor stops by to give us sage advice on how to help our kids emotionally regulate by becoming their emotion coach.

Kim Feeney is the host of Butterfly Beginnings Counseling YouTube channel where she educates parents and other play therapists on how to understand the motivation behind a child's behavior.

Today on the show, Kim and I chat about:

  • what emotional regulation is and what the benefits are to helping children to emotionally regulate,
  • why play therapy is a great way to engage kids to behave and model a healthy expression of feelings,
  • the varying states of arousal- how to identify them and how to help our kids move through varying levels of arousal to achieve a calm and collected state and 
  • Kim gives us a framework on how to emotionally coach our children from tantrum to calm.

>>> You can connect  with Kim and learn more about  Butterfly Beginnings Counseling  on her YouTube channel here. Or you can go to

>>> Grab Kim’s super helpful guide 6 Strategies to Help Kids Cope with Big Emotions here. Or at

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