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Episode 2: Practical tips for managing emotional responses with Kate Silverton 

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Alistair BryceClegg is joined once again by Kate Silverton, a leading broadcaster, child psychologist, and author. In this episode, Kate and Alistair delve into understanding and managing children’s emotional responses in early years.

Recognising and responding to emotional reactions

Kate discusses how practitioners can recognise early signs of emotional reactions in children and offer strategies to guide them through handling strong emotions. Drawing on personal experiences, Kate emphasises the importance of comprehending the neuroscience behind stress responses and how adults can aid children in regulating these emotions.  

Kate also introduces the concept of SAS (Say what you see, Acknowledge, Soothe) parenting, highlighting the significance of acknowledging and validating children’s emotions to foster resilience and effective emotional management.

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