As promised in yesterday's post, I'm going to try to tackle KEY emotions (because I would likely spend my life doing this if I promised to write about ALL of them!) in the next few blog posts.
So what's a parent to do when your child is sad? Remember this is a bit like feeding them when they're hungry. Sadness has a need too.
Consider for moment what YOU have needed when you've been sad. Was it a friend to just listen? To stay with you? To hold your hand? To give you a hug? To just know that someone else knows what you're going through and cares? This is the act of comforting.
What if this is true for kids too? How can you meet your child's needs when they are sad?