Must we teach our kids emotions? Why not? Instead of letting our kids emote incidentally, we can intentionally help them to express their honest emotions in a healthy way without feeling repressed or suppressed.
Every child deserves to be understood and heard by their parents. For this to happen, they need to be able to convey their emotions and thoughts appropriately.
Besides verbal expression, there can be other ways for kids to express themselves. Young children often do not have the vocabulary to talk about their feelings so we can start by deliberately teaching them to recognise their own emotions and why they feel that way.
Don't want to sound so serious? Here are some interesting ways that might be helpful: