A few weeks ago, my friend Dayna over at the Lemon Lime Adventures blog asked me to write a guest post for her about helping kids handle negative emotions.
If you’ve been following along with my blog for a while, you will know that I have a personal interest in this area and have done a lot of reading and research around how to how to help kids grow up to be emotionally resilient.
When brainstorming for this post, I chose to focus on positive, supportive ways to help kids learn to cope with anger, anxiety and sadness – as these seem to be the most challenging of the “negative” feelings.
(I put “negative” in quotation marks because if you’ve read my Teaching Kids About Feelings post – you know that I view all emotions as healthy!)
The thing about anger, anxiety and sadness – is that they also seem to be tricky for many parents to handle too!
I started to recognize my OWN negative reactions to my son’s feelings when he was still a toddler, and I vowed to try to figure out how I could react more empathetically and more supportively.
That’s when my whole journey towards positive parenting began!
To read a bit more about my journey to learn about helping kids handle negative emotions and to find links to 10 awesome positive parenting resources – hop on over to Lemon Lime Adventures to my read my guest post!
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