Context – we all have the power and the skills to be the parent we want to be
A recent post from the Live and Love with Joyful Courage community:
Can we talk about sharing our big feelings with our kids?
My kids are 2.5 and 4.5yo, and I don't know how to share my big feelings in front of them without freaking them out. I want to be able to be my full and authentic self with them, in an age appropriate way. And I realize, the fact that they are upset when I am upset means that they are afraid of my big feelings and may be afraid of their own big feelings. We try to welcome their big feelings (tantrums, disappointment, etc.) but I think we do a miserable job at it.
Compounding this, I am someone with explosive emotions. I tend to feel things very deeply and it takes me time to calm down. I have worked hard to make sure I don't express those emotions in a negative or scary way. But instead I most often bottle them up, which isn't good either.
Celebrating awareness. Celebrating emotional intelligence. Celebrating authenticity. Celebrating personal responsibility.
Misconceptions (in general):
This is a POWERFUL example of what I think is the PURPOSE of parenting:
Children are mirrors
Children/parenting journey is an invitation
Children/parenting journey is unrelenting
Child/parenting journey is an opportunity to grow
Taking care of ourselves and our own self-regulation, in the end, will do more to teach our children and influence their behavior than any tool you can find in a book or the internet.
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