Children are great followers of their parents. They used to learn to handle emotions and ways of communication from their parents. Their early stage of learning is very important to develop their future psychological health.
A new study from Université de Montréal and Stanford revealed that parents who repeatedly got yell at their children had smaller prefrontal cortexes and amygdala which is a part of our limbic system. This part constructs the key structures in emotion regulation of our mind that are linked to anxiety and depression.
On the contrary, parents who habitually accept their emotions and thoughts without judging their children can enjoy more psychological well-being and life satisfaction, and fewer depressive and anxiety symptoms.
Here we are suggesting some effective ways to raise emotionally resilient kids. The first step that you should take is to identify the root emotions. Inappropriate behaviors often come from the immature expression of emotions. In most cases, you can’t control emotions like overstimulation, hunger, fatigue, or impulses when you are not well organized and perfectly behave.
You need to learn to accept things. Don’t just criticize your kid’s behavior. Rather try to understand the causes behind a particular action. Try to tune into your emotions and accept those. Breathe through your feelings and you can realize that it is much easier not to yell.
It’s better to respond instead of reacting. Speak to your child respectfully. Always remember that children’s behavior is quite different from adult person’s behavior. When you can realize it, you will stop yelling at your child.