Observe the child in natural routines of the day, especially with siblings or peers when frustration or anger may be aroused.
No elicitation needed.
Toddlers experience an abundance of extreme emotions. Even though they may have words, their emotions may be stronger than their ability to control them.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to talk to the child about emotions. The ability to communicate about what she is feeling helps adults understand how the child is experiencing different events. Use of emotion language can also help the child develop control over her behavior. If she can talk about how she feels, she has less need to act out her feelings.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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