Important point: We aren’t trying to make feelings ‘go away’
As parents, our big learnings are towards working out how we can support our kids to have feelings and express them.
We aren’t measuring the success of our hard work by how compliant and contained they manage to be.
Success is them growing up knowing feelings are safe to have. That they come in …but they always go out. And their caregivers have capacity to be alongside them as they learn how they can ride those emotional tides in ways that will work for them for years to come.