Encourage your child to describe his or her feelings and emotions. Helping your child use his or her words instead of actions to express emotions is a valuable way for you to find out how your child is feeling and will help him or her interact more easily with other children and familiar adults. Help your child learn to express themselves by telling them how you are feeling. Holding a discussion with your child will help them learn that it is okay to feel certain ways and guide them on how to interpret and react to those feelings. These activities can help prepare your child for the interactions he or she will face every day at school.