What do you want most when you’ve had a lousy day? A cold shoulder? Or a nice warm foot rub and a five-minute personal pity party?
Children have emotional needs too and, too often, busy adults minimize their needs with the equivalent of a cold shoulder. This link will take you to a great piece about children’s emotional needs. The author offers ways that adults can help children deal with their feelings and go forward in positive ways.
At the Dekko Foundation we say: “Great things happen when adults step back and consider what children need to grow and develop!” It’s surprising (or maybe not SO surprising) how so many of the things children need are EXACTLY what we adults need too!