By taking time out of a busy schedule and being calmer, a father can help the child to grow-up to be emotionally healthy. Here are a few ways to help your child learn to express his/her feelings in a better way:
Be attentive: Look at the child when he or she is talking to you, it makes them more comfortable.
Allow kids to talk: Interrupting the child with questions and/or advices may stop the child from letting his or her feelings out.
Label the feelings: Use phrases like so you must be hurt, you seem to be very upset. It’s a myth that pushing the child’s feelings away, especially the negative ones, will help them.