dealing with feelings

“Let them finish!” …I saw Larry Cohen, who I love (author of Playful Parenting, speak the other day. We hate to see our kids upset, and are often eager to have them get over the hurt or stop crying. Larry talked about the notion of “unfelt feelings” or unfinished feelings. When we let kids “finish” being sad or expressing their frustration, they are much more likely to actually “get over” the hurt. Does it take longer? Hmmmm… you do the math! –t

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