Validating Our Children’s Emotions

Being able to accurately assess the needs of children can be a daunting task, but it is very important to learn. Young children will often ask for emotional support by showing vulnerability. It is at this point where the response of the parents is extremely important, because what the child is asking for is for their parents to be their allies. These situations are often emotionally charged and many parents respond by trying to distract their child instead of taking the time to understand and mirror their emotions. Learning to emotionally validate children is a priceless skill because it teaches them to be more comfortable with their feelings.

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