Most parents are taught that it’s not okay to express their emotions. As a result, most kids grow up without much emotional literacy or understanding of what their feelings mean. But what if there was an alternative? What if your child could learn about and express their feelings in a way that actually helps them develop strong relationships?
The Magic of Emotional Expression is the first book to create this kind of space for parents and children to explore emotional expression together. This is the perfect resource for building stronger connections with your child through emotional intelligence.
What is emotional expression?
Emotional expression is the way a child expresses their feelings. It's not just about words; it's also about how they act and behave. Emotional expression involves the child's feelings, thoughts and words.
This is important because if your child doesn't understand what he/she is feeling inside, then there will be no way for him/her to communicate that with others around him/her.
This can lead to problems when trying to form relationships with others because there will always be some sort of disconnection between two people who don't know each other very well if one person hasn't been able to express themselves fully enough before meeting up again later down the road (or even earlier).
How does a child express their feelings through behavior?
The way that children express their feelings through behavior is often a reflection of the way they feel. For example, if your child is sad, he may cry or withdraw from you and other people. When he's angry, he might get into fights with his friends or siblings. If he feels happy, he might smile at everyone around him and laugh at silly jokes.
Behaviors are also powerful tools for communicating how we feel about other people and situations in our lives--and this includes things like schoolwork! If your child has trouble concentrating on homework because she doesn't enjoy her classes very much (or even just one particular teacher), then it's likely that her behavior will reflect this lack of interest: she'll make excuses not to go; do only minimal work when she does go; forget assignments; etc.
These actions will likely lead teachers who care about helping students succeed in class become frustrated with them over time as well--and vice versa.
Emotional expression examples
Emotional expression is a skill that can be learned and practiced. You may not have had much experience with it, but it's worth trying out!
Here are some examples of how you might encourage your child to practice emotional expression:
- "I see you're upset about what happened at school today. Are there any feelings in particular?"
- "Tell me how angry you feel."
- "What do those tears mean?"
Encouraging your child to express their emotions verbally can help them learn more about themselves and their relationships with others as well as improve their ability to manage strong emotions effectively throughout life.
Why emotional expression is the only way to develop close relationships.
In order to develop close relationships, kids need to express their feelings. If they don't learn how to do this early on, they're more likely to have problems with relationships and self-esteem later in life.
When kids don't express their feelings effectively (or at all), it can make it hard for them to connect with others--especially romantic partners.
Without knowing what another person is feeling, it's hard for two people who are dating or married not only be intimate but also stay connected throughout the ups and downs of life together.
Kids who don't know how to express themselves emotionally will also struggle with schoolwork because they won't be able to communicate effectively with their teachers or peers when things aren't going well academically - and then they won't know how exactly what kind of help they need either!
Emotional expression is the key to building a strong relationship with your child.
Emotional expression is the key to building a strong relationship with your child and develop close relationships with your spouse, family and friends!
Emotional expression is the key to building a strong relationship with your child. It's also important in helping them develop their social skills and confidence so they can connect with others in a meaningful way.