Skills for Responding to an Angry Child July 16, 2021 By Signe Whitson Validation is the verbal skill of helping kids regain control over their behavioral responses by putting language to their emotional state. This simple, but powerful verbal skill can be the difference between escalating a no-win conflict with a child or helping them feel & understood in a way that improves your overall relationship. Validation is one of the five core listening skills that we teach, as part of our LSCI Certification training. In LSCI training, we believe that effective listening is the core to reaching and connecting with young people during stressful situation. Click here to read our full post on Psychology Today, featured as an Essential Read!