Feelings are internal experiences and are always ok (although often not comfortable), and it's ok to express them in ways that don't interfere with other people.
On the other hand, we need to learn that sometimes we act in socially unacceptable ways, driven by difficult feelings.
This song is about making that differentiation. Make up your own lists of what is and isn't ok - the children will have lots of ideas.
(Note that the main tune is from 'Alloutte' - this might help you remember it).
It’s ok to feel angry,
and make an angry face
It’s ok to talk about it - feelings are ok
But….it’s not ok to hit,
and it’s not ok to push
It’s not ok to bite – do the right thing
What you feel and what you do are two different things
Whatever you feel is ok, it’s all welcome here
But try to choose the right behaviour, do the right thing
Try to choose the right behaviour, do the right thing.