• I Taught My Teens Something School Never Could

    24 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I don't remember where I first read it. It may have been in the child psychology class I took one semester, or in one of the dozens of parenting books I devoured in the early years of being a mother. But, somewhere early in my parenting journey, I decided it was extremely important for me to help my children name their feelings .
    Even before my children could speak in words and sentences, I was naming their emotions for them.
    I'd say things like:
    “Oh, you're frustrated right now. It is hard to wait for mommy to get your food ready.”
    “You're so happy right now. You're laughing so...
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