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Positive Parenting: Relational Aggression

When you mention aggression in kids, most of us think hitting, shoving, or even hair pulling.

Less obvious is relational aggression, teasing, or being excluded — both could damage a child’s self-esteem.

An iconic children’s television character is taking on the topics with advice for kids and their parents.

Rocio Galarza, Associate Vice President of the Social Impact for the Sesame Workshop also recommends parents help their young children express their emotions by giving them “feeling words,” like happy, excited, and joyful or angry, frustrated, and mad.

Kids sometimes act out when they have trouble expressing their feelings.

To learn more about lessons with Big Bird, watch the video above.