We talk a lot about love during February. After all, it is the month in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day! But what about all of those other feelings we experience on a daily basis? Recognizing, expressing, and regulating emotions are important skills for any child, including those with whom I work. I had this is mind when I wrote this song.
I’ve often used “The Feelings in My Heart” with middle school students who have behavioral issues. After each verse, we go around the room and give examples of healthy ways to express that particular emotion. Not only do I receive some very interesting responses, but I get a little more insight into my students and what they are all about.