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20 Positive Things To Say To Encourage Your Child

It’s Okay To Cry.
A friend once told me that his dad told him to stop crying every time he'd break out in tears. It could have been over a stepped on Lego creation, or when he smacked his head on the table. He said it's why he thinks he has trouble expressing emotions because he was constantly shut down as a kid. 

The truth is, it's healthy and a sign of our humanness when we show sadness and tears. Our kids are no different. They need to be reassured that it's OK that they feel a certain way. In the world we live in, we need our kids to be able to show emotions.