EDUCATING WITH EMOTION. By Maria Ana Ferro
We learn from our parents to manage emotions. We are always managing them in truth, being children and being adults. And this is what I want to talk to you about… Namely Educating with emotion…
Swallow the crying, the pain, the loss, the frustration. And we more easily get used to applauding the good things we do, feel, and are. And accept the emotions that are good over the bad ones. Those must go behind the back, be forgotten. Ignored and then you'll see.
Raising a family gives us many new opportunities and seeing our children grow up means being constantly in touch with our I, little one, and give him, too, an opportunity, to make peace with falling into silence, with unappreciated dislikes, with non-existent pain or even with love, with joy, with excitement. Dealing with our emotions helps us understand what we are and feel and trains us to deal with all kinds of feelings.
- Do not Cry.
It is perhaps the first message given to a child who cries “for nothing”. Because for us it is nothing.
– Cry, if it makes you feel better – it is never on the tip of the tongue because culturally it is not so present in us, in our essence and in our idea of education. Letting children feel is giving them all the tools to understand themselves better and better, without reservations, without fear. It gives them the confidence to speak and to make themselves understood, to be able to say what they feel and for us to understand them better and better.
Feeling doesn't make us fragile beings, it makes us smart and strong people and the family is the best stage for emotions. They are everywhere. In the children, in the parents, in the siblings, in the games, in the conflicts, in the confrontations and in the good things, in the longing, in the love, in the affection. Accepting that everyone feels in their own way is accepting the other and giving them freedom to grow in themselves. Inside and outside the house, with yourself and with others.
By Maria Ana Ferro