Today’s phrase May 2014

Children learn at a very young age to block their feelings to gain approval to get their needs met, interfering with healthy growth and development. Oaklander

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Behind the difficult behavior

Personality, behavior and emotions Emotions affect our thoughts and behaviour. This is same for everyone – adults and children,or even people not having issues. We see emotionsin schools or at work. We can’t perform well when we are upset. In my parenting talk I say “separate behavior from personality”. When a child misbehaves we don’t say “you are a naughty or bad child”. She may have done something wrong, but she is not a bad person. I take one more step and ask”what are the emotions behind the misbehaivour?” When I think of children who...

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