How do you feel?

How do you feel?

Communication, Feelings
"How do you feeling?" is a question that can elicit a variety of responses. It's a question that results in us choosing from a list of words grouped as our "feelings vocabulary." What happens when you ask your tween or teen, "How are you feeling?" and they answer "good" or "bad?" Both are very broad terms and very general. You might follow up with, "Good, how? or Bad, how?" and in result get an "I don't know." In that moment you may think your teen doesn't want to share more and that may well be the case. However, what if they really doesn't know? You see, in order to answer this question, one needs to have an awareness of feelings. "Good" or "bad" may be the extent of their feelings…
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