Lauren Robbins and Elizabeth Hamburger
On Behavior
We all, adults and children, have big emotions. The only difference is children have no filter when it comes to determining the best way to express what they’re feeling in the moment, which may result in unwanted behavior. Our culture often teaches children to “get over it” or “suck it up.” These adult responses to kids’ emotions often come from the adult’s own discomfort with emotional expression and desire to get the child to follow directions or “behave.”But emotions are healthy... more