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Let’s Talk about our Feelings: Building Emotional Intelligence in our Children

By Brandy Browne

As the hashtag #endthestigma circulated social media in recent years, a conversation torpedoed into a wonderful movement within the children of the world. What if children were not taught to bury their feelings, but rather to acknowledge and even celebrate them, both good and bad? What if, rather than attempting to nip difficult feelings in the bud immediately to avoid embarrassment (as if our child having a meltdown is a poor reflection of our parenting), instead we spent time being intentional about teaching our children how to handle disappointment and difficult feelings? What kind of world would that create?

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