Have you ever seen a child fall and hurt themselves?
The moment of shock, the pain, the tears it’s heartbreaking to see a tiny human with no filter fully feel and express their pain.
Everything in you likely wants to run up and comfort them by saying: “You’re OK!”
We’ve gotta stop doing this.
We’ve gotta stop telling our kids they’re ok if they’re not.
From their POV, they’re experiencing pain or fear which likely feels like a BFD. Imagine how scary this feels for them.
So if we come along and tell them “Even though you’re scared and this hurts, you’re actually fine,” we’re training them to repress their emotions and not trust themselves.
We made a video about this we wanted to share with you. You can watch it below.