Families learnt about emotion management in special baking classes
A team of YWCA social workers published a picture book called Angry Croissant earlier to provide material about emotion management. Two baking workshops were organised recently to address the subject in an interesting way.
The workshops were co-organised by YWCA and Bakebe, a co-baking studio. Participants needed to follow the instructions in the video and worked together to bake delicious croissants. The baking process favoured the participants with good parent-child interaction, as they had to do everything in pairs, from gathering tools and ingredients, to making dough, whipping cream and finishing the products with edible flowers.
While the doughs were transforming themselves into croissants in the ovens, social workers divided the participants into two groups. The children joined the guided reading and talked about what they did when they were angry. On the other hand, the parents learnt about children’s emotional needs and steps of emotion coaching with the help of the picture book. They were reminded not to judge when their children vent, but to guide the kids to express feelings and talk about reasons that lead to the negative emotion.
Angry Croissant is a bilingual picture book created by YWCA social work team and illustrator Teresa Chan. The discussion questions and tips for parents are helpful during paired reading. The book is available for purchase. Interested parties might fill in the order form here.