It’s month 10 of Unprecedented Times, and needless to say all parents are at the end of their ropes (myself included: stay tuned for a longer blog post on this topic). I spoke with Steve Calechman at Fatherly about how parents can explain their stress to their children. Bottom line: We should not try to hide our negative emotions from our kids. It’s important for our kids to learn that bad feelings are OK, and that everyone has them. Instead, we should aim to model mindfulness of emotions (see: the glitter jar) and effective coping strategies.
How to explain your stress to your kids
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