When children are born, they already have emotional reactions. They can cry in response to frustration, hunger and pain.
As they grow and learn, they begin to experience other emotions. It can be difficult for them to understand and process their feelings at first.
It can take some time for your child to learn how to deal with their emotions.
Allow your child to be honest with you about how they feel. Listen to them when they tell you what they think and why they are acting in a certain way.
If your child has had a tantrum or outburst, try talking to them once they are calm. This may be the next day, and that’s OK.