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Listen to your kids

india Updated: Jun 18, 2012 16:19 IST
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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.