Everyone is entitled to bad days. Yes, even children. You don’t think there are days when I just want to throw myself on the floor, wave my white flag and scream? Toddlers just get away with it better (and probably look cuter doing it).
Does my toddler throw some ridiculous tantrums over ridiculous things? Why yes, yes, she does. For instance, she screamed at the top of her lungs, threw herself on her bed and slammed her door tonight all because I moved her green crayon. Can we say tired much?
But why do we so often criticize our children for simply expressing a feeling? Why do we hold our children to such different standards than ourself?
Why are we aloud to yell and scream in anger but they are not?
Are their feelings insignificant?
I’m aloud to express myself every day in every way, so why can’t they?
“Emotions make us human. Denying them makes us beasts”-Victoria Klein
Children feel so much more deeply. After all, it’s all they know. These kids are pure and their emotions are real.
Adults seem to have such high expectations on how children should control their emotions, yet many adults have difficulty keeping their emotions in check and not losing their shit.
In my world there are not bad children. Only impressionable, conflicted little people wrestling with emotions and impulse, trying to communicate their feelings and needs in the only way they know how.
“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not to join their chaos.”-L.R.Knost
Our children’s emotions are as real as ours. Just because they might get upset over a crayon, or cup or sock doesn’t discredit those emotions or make them any less real.
“A persons a person. No matter how small”-Dr Seuss
I hope everyone had a great Easter!
All my love,