During times of stress parents may feel overwhelmed. Children take their emotional lead from the adults that are around them. Adult stress and strong emotions influence children’s moods and behavior. By telling children they are loved, they are safe and that their feelings matter, helps them to feel more secure and able to handle the feelings and emotions of others around them.
When adults take time to relax, breathe and re-balance this can go a long way to helping the adult and the child feel better. Learn more ways to start talking with your kids.