What we teach and how we talk to kids about feelings are important parts of building resilience (the ability to handle life’s ups and downs). Let's dive into another feelings fact that you can embrace yourself and teach the kids in your life:
Have you ever thought that talking about your feelings will only make things worse? Despite what we may think, often when we share our feelings with someone we trust, we can feel less alone and more supported.
The same is true with kids. You can help the kids in your life build resilience by teaching them that it’s OK and helpful to talk about all feelings—no emotions are off limits.
Have regular, daily conversations about feelings to make it normal and routine. Try using these communication tips when talking to your child about feelings.