An emotional bank account is something like a bank account. Instead of money deposits, it's based on trust.
Making deposits in an emotional bank account is as simple as greeting your child every morning, noticing what they are doing and spending time with them. A positive balance will determine how two of you interact and solve problems together.
Here are some additional benefits of creating deposits in your child's emotional bank account and ways to do so:
Every member in the family can have a postbox and this allows everyone to write to one another whenever they feel like it. You can write words of encouragement, talk about the plans for the weekend or even simple reminders. Remember how you felt when you received an an old school letter from your penpal? Your children should not be robbed of that sense of anticipation and opportunity too!
You can even seal up your envelopes with the wax seal from the activity in The Enchanted Woods Box for some added fun!
Encourages sharing of feelings
Feelings flow easier when we are writing. This builds vocabulary and writing skills in an authentic learning environment. You can let your children know about how much you appreciate the things they do, or remind them that you love them (especially after a meltdown or power tussle). Leave occasional notes or even riddles in their lunch boxes to let them know you care! Need ideas for riddles for kids? Look up @squizzel_box on Instagram to participate in our monthly riddles!
If you are looking for a fun way to make deposits to your child's emotional bank account, leave the prep time to Squizzel Box and enjoy hands-on craft and science activities in our STEAM box and explore a new theme every month!