The feeling wheel

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There are primary emotions and secondary emotions. The primary emotions are the basics such as madness, sadness, and happiness. Secondary emotions are those who are mixtures, the overlapping part in the Venn diagram. Emotions for these would be disappointment and surprise. All emotions derive from primary emotions. It’s just like the color wheel. There are the primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and from those primary colors emerge secondary colors (purple, pink, turquoise).

Make sure your students or children understand and express their emotions. Teach them the different ways they can respond and deal with different feelings, conflicts, or problems.

Here is a useful link where you can find some strategies on how to help your children learn about their feelings:

http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/familytools/teaching_emotions.pdf

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