Parenting Myths Busted –
In this weeks podcast, I dive in to the myth that tough times toughen kids up!
If you say to a child who’s struggling, you just need to man up a bit. You just need to get through it. They may well appear, just to get through it. But what they’re actually doing is burying those feelings and burying those emotions.
And what that does is that it teaches them, that their emotions, feelings and experiences aren’t valid. Your saying to them, you might have all these emotions, but you need to bury them and that’s saying to a child, those feelings and those emotions just aren’t valid.
And this can be really, really damaging for children. Again, it might look like on the surface they’re fine, and they’re getting through it. What’s happening inside is really different…