Principles & Practices of Conscious Parenting – Part 2
Principle: Children need to feel that their emotions are valid as they learn appropriate ways to express and resolve their issues.
In Practice: Acknowledge verbally the way a child is feeling, such as you sound very angry, and look for their agreement
Then, not only do you know how the child feels, but the child knows that you understand how s/he’s feeling.
You can offer an appropriate suggestion for how s/he might express that emotion.
Next up: Responsible Choices