It can be good to know that you are raising an emotional scientist!
Do you ever get confused by your child’s way of experimenting with emotions? Well, that is exactly what they do. They are learning to be human.
As parents, it is important that we receive and harbour our children’s feelings and encourage them to get to know and become confident with all of their feelings.
It often helps parents I work with to think of their children as little scientists working in an emotional lab. They study different feelings they may be experiencing and mix them up to test different outcomes. Sometimes they have to study an emotion longer than we like as parents. Be patient with it.
If you have young children you probably recognize this exploration from different ways of role playing. If they play family they often take on the same role in the imaginary family several times until it is time to experiment with another role.
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When we give children, who are very much influenced by their feelings, a tool to clean out the bad experiences and thoughts they create by virtue of their own behaviour, we also give them an opportunity to reflect upon the outcomes of their feelings in a safe space. That is what we are looking for to raise a child in balance.