We believe that talking about different feelings and encouraging children to be mindful, kind, and grateful helps them to be mentally healthier. Feelu also gives suggestions for how to react to bullying. However, Feelu is not a replacement for professional therapy or advice.
Specifically, Feelu helps children to:
- acknowledge their feelings and handle them in a healthy manner
- cope with and reduce tantrums
- be kind to each other and to animals
- be mindful and relax their bodies
- be grateful and become happier
- react properly to bullying
Feelu has six (6) sections as below:
Feelings: The child can go through this section regularly to explore different feelings. There is a description and an example for each feeling. For difficult feelings, there is also a suggestion for how the child might handle the feeling. This can help with tantrums. (“My feelings” and “Game” are interactive parts of Feelu that also help the child to practice recognizing and expressing his/her feelings.)
My Feelings: This feature can be used daily. A good time is before bed. The child can express how he/she feels and also save it. The child will also be encouraged to think of something that he/she is grateful for. Finding something small to be grateful for, like reading a book or playing with a friend, can improve overall happiness.