Emotional Health Check-Ins
Why This is Important
Sometimes, asking your child, How are you?, does not give insight into his or her actual emotional well-being. Checking in using one of the activities below can give you a lot more information about how your child is truly doing.
Have your child rank his or her mood on a scale from 1-10, with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best.
More Activities and Games
Have your child compare his or her current mood to a type of weather.
Have your child compare his or her current mood to a popular song, movie, TV show, or emoji.
Discuss with your child a rose (something good that has happened), a bud (something he or she is looking forward to), and a thorn (something that has been hard or difficult).