This one really gets me😤
What is the point of saying this?
Telling an upset child, that if they don’t stop feeling their current emotion, that you will make that negative emotion worse?
I truly don’t understand it and it’s one of the few statements I have a hard time not judging someone for saying.
Instead of threatening the child to shut down their emotions, it is SO important for them to know that all emotions are ok and welcome.
💗Let them know they will not be shamed or punished for any of their emotions, all of which are normal and valid. Not to mention out of their control)
💗Let them know you are there for them and will love them through any feelings they experience.
💗Let them know you are there to support and guide them through harder emotions, so they learn healthy ways to cope with them as they grow.
💗Let them know you would NEVER intentionally cause them pain simply because you are uncomfortable with their display of emotion.