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Instead of Denying Feelings

Instead of Denying Feelings

A key ingredient to raising whole children is ensuring their emotions are acknowledged and accepted. This is hard to do if you weren't afforded this kind fo connection as a child.⁣

👉🏼Despite how you may have been raised, responding to our children's emotional needs with empathy and kindness is definitely something we can all do. ⁣

🔥Yes, it's 'easier' to yell, scream, and act out our big feelings on our children. This takes very little self-control.⁣

🔥It's harder to contain ourselves, regulate our emotions, and commit to seeing beneath the behavior.⁣

👏🏼While it may be harder, the return on your investment is so much greater. I know even with myself, when I really take the time to get down to my son's level and show him that I understand his emotions, he soothes and regulates every time.⁣

🔥It's in the moments where I indulge my own feelings that I miss the opportunity to connect.⁣

💞Connection is the most fundamental part of the human experience. We require connection to survive, quite literally.⁣

 

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