Children feel all kinds of emotions. A mix of the child's temperament and what is happening around them influences how a child develops, understands and responds to their feelings.   

As children develop, their feelings become more complex. Understanding the types of feelings children experience and responses that are typical at certain ages can be helpful.

Acknowledging and accepting children's feelings makes them feel understood. This can make it easier for children to think problems through.

Everyone has times when they experience being happy, sad, scared or angry.

About emotions:

Feelings matter

Everyone feels overwhelmed at times

Coping skills for managing emotions

Children and emotions: How to help

Helping children manage emotions: Resources

Other useful information:

Managing life's ups and downs