Found some very cute books at the library that Emily seems to LOVE. She, like most 2 year olds, has a very hard time with sharing with other children or hearing NO from another kid. These books help them play and think about finding ways of dealing with stress! Kudos to the author for writing such good literature for kids! These books help the child deal with and recognize the big feelings they are experiencing without judgement and doesn’t give overly punitive solutions. In Calm Down Time, it recommends giving the child a chance to take three deep breaths when angry or sad and tells them to count: “One Two Three! I’m taking care of me!” I have been practicing this with Em and she gets a kick out of it and will then ask me to read the Calm Down book.
Hope the books help you as much as they do me!