Healthy social-emotional development is essential to a child’s ability to form close and secure relationships with adults and peers, to explore the environment and learn, and to develop healthy emotional regulation skills. Sometimes, when a child is having a challenging moment, it can be hard to know just how to respond to promote healthy social-emotional development.
Enter Flip it! The Flip it! method consists of a simple formula:
F – Feelings
L – Limits
I – Inquiries
Using the Flip it! method helps ensure that a parent meets a child’s need to feel acknowledged and understood before setting limits. By meeting this need first, children are more receptive to the limit setting that follows. Using Flip it! helps a child identify and begin to understand how to utilize emotional regulation skills.
Have you tried the Flip it! method? I’d love to hear your thoughts! What did you think?