Episode 41: Emotional Health for Littles

Welcome to the Rooted Mind Podcast!

Episode #41: Emotional Health for Littles

Your hosts: Jess and Shelby


[0:40] Intro and tox talk

[5:45] AD: U.S. Wellness Meats

[6:45] Intro to emotional health in children

[7:32] The harm in the outdated belief that children should be seen and not heard

[8:10]  As a parent, it is your job to teach and discipline your children, but remembering that your child is an independent being can make your life easier as a parent

[9:03] When we expect that our children will be upset or get angry during a day, it can make us more prepared to handle it

[9:52] Kids need help learning how to manage their emotions

[10:43] We learn how to handle emotions by allowing ourselves to feel those emotions

[11:17] Shelby: I do better as an adult if I know why someone is asking something of me; I think kids are the same way

[12:20] The importance of phrasing in discipline to avoid guilt and shame

[14:25] It’s okay to put limits on behavior while still allowing a healthy output of emotion [IE: you can be angry or upset, but you cannot throw things because that can hurt someone]

[15:15] Shelby shares how she corrects her toddler VS her older children

[16:22] AD: Coleman Farms

[17:48] What works with one child might not work for another

[18:11]  The importance of apologizing to our kids when we lose our temper

[19:05] If a parent’s emotional, physical, or mental health is poor, it has a very strong impact on children

[20:15] Kids learn from example

[20:45] Breaking the parent-guilt cycle

[21:46] Summary

[22:45] Outro



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