Practice forgiveness. It teaches your children the emotional freedom that comes with letting go of negative emotions.
Sounds simple, right?
And yet, people often struggle to forgive and forget…to just move on. At times, people carry around negative feelings and emotions. Those feelings might fade into the background for a little while, but they are bound to return when a similar stressor strikes.
When couples return to the same argument week after week, they are holding onto something that prevents them from truly working through it.
When parents disagree on a parenting decision and resort to sarcasm or, even worse, yelling when the problem isn’t corrected, they are holding onto negative emotions associated with that decision.
Children watch our every move. They listen every chance they get. They might seem completely engrossed in a book, drawing, or board game, but they are listening and watching. They are learning from us…