Many of us were raised in a home where our parents didn’t acknowledge our feelings. We learned that our feelings didn’t matter, or worse, we were told by others what we did and did not feel. Teaching your kids to feel their feelings is one of the most beneficial things you can do as a parent, and this week, I’m showing you exactly how to do this.
Feelings stem from met or unmet needs. When needs are met, feelings are positive, but when they are not being met, you guessed it – it leads to negative emotions like anger and frustration. But feelings are never right or wrong and numerous feelings can coexist at any one time. Once both you and your child understand this, progress can be made from this place.
Join me this week as I share 5 tips for helping your children to feel their feelings and why acknowledging your child’s feelings is vital to a cooperative relationship. When children develop a feelings vocabulary, they develop a higher emotional intelligence and the ability to function as an adult, so I’m showing you how to model this work yourself to help your child understand and express their feelings from the outset.
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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- Why feelings are never wrong.
- The reason so many of us struggle to feel our feelings.
- A great way to let your child know that you hear and value them.
- Why you should never tell your child how they feel.
- How to allow your children to experience their feelings.
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