Feelings Are Important

Our feelings are an important part of who we are and how we relate to others. Our feelings are important because they give us information about ourselves and the world around us.

If we don’t think our thoughts and feelings are important, then we might ignore our feelings.

When it comes to our safety, our feelings are important information! Our feelings help us grow closer to others, but they can also protect us from others who are not safe. Feelings give us important information about what we like and what we don’t like, what makes us feel safe, and what makes us feel nervous.

Scared girl

What are some of the things this person might be feeling?

How can you tell what this person is feeling?
By her face and body language.

What do you think she is feeling?
Probably scared, unsafe, and lonely.

What if you can’t tell? What could you ask?
You look scared. What can I do to help?