As a parent, there’s nothing you want more in this world than to see your children happy. Unfortunately, there will come a time when you will have to break bad news to them, or they haven’t had a good day at school. This is when emotion becomes family wide because it breaks your heart as a parent to see you children anything other than happy. Here’s how you can deal with some of the emotions you’re bound to face as a parent.
Anger is something that we all deal with at some point in our lives, and some more regularly than others. So what do you do when your child is angry? The same thing that you would do if you were feeling angry. Allow them to express why they are angry so that you can better understand why they are feeling this emotion. Once you understand, you will be able to help them much easier.
Sadness is a horrible emotion for anyone to have to go through. This might be because they have fallen out with a friend at school, or maybe a pet of theirs is unwell. Much alike anger, you need to find the cause of the sadness before trying to help. Remind them that it’s okay to feel sad sometimes, but that you’re always there for them and that if they want to talk to you they shouldn’t hesitate. While a friendship may be broken and fixed within a day, an unwell pet might not. If you have pets you can now get low cost vet care so that you don’t have to worry about the expense of losing a pet emotionally and financially.
Fear is possibly one of the worst emotions a parent will have to see their child battle through. It can be difficult to know how to handle a frightened child because it depends on the circumstances. However, make sure that you don’t shrug their fear off as if it is nothing because that might make them feel unable to come to you when they are feeling frightened.
When someone is experiencing grief, they need two things in the right doses to help them through this difficult time. The first thing they need is to be showered with love and reminded that they aren’t alone. The second thing is space to cry and be alone to help them get through this emotional turmoil. While it might be hard to give your child space if they are grieving, allow them to have it if they want it. Hopefully you don’t ever have to see that.
Anxiety is much alike fear in the sense that you shouldn’t shrug off an anxiety, and the fact anxiety is usually caused by a fear in the mind. Be open minded when they are talking and be sure to be there for them whenever needed.
So there we have it, five of the worst emotions to see your child experience and how you can deal with it. Remember if your child is particularly low to take them to see your GP.
Posted with much love,
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