So often when we are attempting to accomplish a goal, or just get through a day, our emotions get in the way. The emotions become the trigger that hijacks us from our target. What makes it worse is that many times we have a limited vocabulary and understanding of what emotions have surfaced. Many of us, especially our kids, will lump emotions into happy, sad, angry, dislike or love. Hey, just think what are the basic reactive emojis we see on Facebook? Thumbs Up, Heart, Care, Laughter, Shock, Sad and Angry …. there’s not a lot of choice is there?
I highly recommend you consider picking up this book to help support your efforts in self-development. Parents, grandparents and teachers, Brown’s book is an excellent resource to stimulate discussion with your kids and students. Also, it would be helpful in identifying and articulating what is at the core of an emotionally confusing situation. When children feel understood, barriers come down.