Behavior bubbles are easy to create. You can make up the behavior bubbles ahead of time, or make it a fun activity where your child chooses the paper and markers and decides who will draw the bubbles and who will do the writing.
Choose a time when your child is calm and no longer upset by the situation. Discuss with your child what happened. Let her tell or write what she was thinking and feeling and what she said and did. Don’t worry about spelling and neatness and resist the temptation to talk about why her thoughts, feelings, words, or actions were wrong. The goal is for your child to have an accepting and nurturing environment to express herself without being punished or lectured.
Ask your child what she thinks went wrong in the situation. Be a good listener and be understanding. Ask her if there was another way to think about the situation. If she cannot think of an alternative viewpoint, you can suggest one. Ask her if she had this different thought what feelings she would have had. Then discuss what she would have said and done if she had these different thoughts and feelings. Finally, discuss what the consequence would have been.