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Got Kids? 6 Ways to Make Them Emotionally Resilient

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  1. When this article showed up in my inbox this morning I smiled to myself at how yet another one of your articles was so perfectly times for me. Making sure I pass down the opposite of CEN to my children has been my deepest desire from my own childhood. I am working hard and learning about my own needs and how to nurture myself from what I missed as a kid and I am sharing with my children along the way. This article clarifies further for me that I’m in the right track and makes it clearer for me to continue how to help my kids and end this generations long CEN cycle. Thank you!

  2. As much as I wanted children of my own most of my life I’m glad it didn’t turn out that way. I believe that I would have passed it on no matter much I tried to fight it.

  3. This article really struck me – particular points #1 and #3. Throughout my childhood and into the present:

    Point #1: I have never felt accepted for who I really am. Different members of my family have always tried to change me or tell me I should be a particular way. This has led to a deep sense of self-hatred.

    Point #3: My feelings or reactions towards things were always “wrong”, “overreactive”, “overemotional”, “crazy”. As a result, I neglect my needs and assume that I’m always wrong to feel or think a certain way.

    I have gotten better, but the damage is still there. I hope I can one day overcome it. If I ever have children, I will strive not to make the same mistakes my family did with me.

  4. Powerful article. I’m researching Emotional Intelligence at the moment – does this go by trait or ability model? Many thanks

 

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