The Feeling Thermometer is one of my favorite tools that we use at FOCUS.
It helps kids and parents express how they feel. It also assists family members in understanding that each person in the family may have different responses to the same event. Most importantly, the Feeling Thermometer provides a common language for families to identify and share feelings.
The thermometer has
4 color zones: The green zone is an area of comfortable feelings, such as happy, excited, or perhaps silly. Kids sometimes share that playing outside, or having a family movie night, is the type of activity that helps them feel “in the green.”
The yellow zone represents feelings that are just a little uncomfortable, such as a little sad or a bit worried.
The orange zone describes more uncomfortable feelings, such as mad, sad, or nervous.
The red zone is used to describe more intense feelings like fear, anger, or extreme sadness.
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• Marine and Family Services, Bldg. 13150, Camp Pendleton, 760-859-6079, firstname.lastname@example.org
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