Children are learning healthy ways to communicate just as adults are. Because they haven’t had as much experience in this as older humans have, they oftentimes have pretty poor ways of saying what they want to say. Many times this looks like a tantrum, screaming, throwing, kicking, or melting down in the most inconvenient of places. Children feel flooded with emotions just like adults do, but have a really hard time communicating what they feel. Of course this can be an issue when these inappropriate behaviors continue to happen. Part of counseling children is working on appropriate and inappropriate responses to our feelings and thoughts. Counselors can help reflect children’s feelings so they can begin to connect that behavioral response with that emotion, and help improve the child’s emotional intelligence. When they can get better at identifying what happens when they feel different emotions, they can better communicate what it is they need.