Step 1: Tell your child to pay close attention to their feelings at all times. Every time they feel bad or uneasy, let them take a minute to identify the source of that negative energy – Is it a specific situation, is something broken, is it being around a specific person?
Step 2: Encourage your child to write down the reason for the bad feelings. Tell them to put everything on their list – no matter how big or how small. The idea is to get rid of negative energy.
Step 3: Discuss a plan. Decide when and how they will take action. Even if it’s not possible to get to it today, just knowing that it is on a list and scheduling time to handle it can help remove the bad feelings associated with the situation.
Step 4: Go to step 1!