Feel All the Emotions
Let’s pretend you just received upsetting news at work. Do you paste on a smile and not burden your teen with your feelings? Or do you let the tears flow and explain how frustrated you feel? It may surprise you to learn that your teen benefits from you showing emotions beyond happiness. Teens that observe their parents displaying a full range of emotions become adults who learn how to express what they’re feeling in a healthy manner rather than bottling it up or lashing out. So share your emotions and get your teen comfortable with expressing their emotions.