You know the truth of this statement.  Remember the last time you were a bit down, or feeling angry or on top of the world?  What you felt colored how you dealt with your child.


Feelings are signals, some are loud, some are soft.  Some seem to creep up on us from no where.  Being aware of feelings, particularly negative feelings when they first begin to make their presence known is a major emotional fitness skill.

To improve your feeling awareness, stop periodically during the day to ask yourself, what am I feeling right now.  Ask the question several times, wait for the answer;  see if it changes.

Also ask yourself why this feeling at this time.

Thinking about what you are feeling is a major step to staying in control of negative feelings. These two questions not only increase your feeling awareness, but also help you identify how various situations lead to various feelings.


Parenting is difficult and often a struggle as you must know by now. All sorts of feelings surface.  Learning as much as you can about how feelings announce their presence and what situations lead to negative feelings will strengthen your ability to stay strong.

If you’re having a hard time, controlling negative feelings. my advice is not to ignore that, get professional help.

As always, thank you for your support, it means a great deal to me.


DISCLAIMER: FORGIVE MY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS FOR I HAVE DYSGRAPHIAIf you need perfect posts, you will not find them here. I have dysgraphia which means that sometimes my sentence structure is not that easy to follow or I make other errors. Still, most people understand me. All of my books are professionally edited, but not all of my blog posts are. Thanks for your understanding and reading my work.


All my books are available on Amazon, and readable on any tablet, laptop, Mac, PC, e-reader or Kindle device.

When Good Kids Do Bad Things. A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers
Parents Are People Too. An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents
Tame the Test Anxiety Monster
How to Hold A Successful Family Meeting

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