Rural Outright, a community program of TLC Family Resource Center, is teaming up with Windsor, VT based advocacy group, LGBTQ+ & Allies of Windsor VT, for the second year to present Rural PRIDE 2021. This year the celebrations will be from Wednesday, June 16, to Saturday, June 19, and will include small, socially-distanced, in-person events in addition to virtual events.
Talking with our children about feelings can sometimes feel like a confusing task. We might not know what our children understand about emotions or maybe we are not sure how to start the conversation or what words to use. Sometimes their big feelings cause big feelings in us and it is hard to meet their needs from this place. Being a parent is a challenging yet rewarding task and bringing feelings into our conversations is just one part of our very important job. When we teach our children the words to go with their internal feeling states we give them the key to expressing their hearts and to understanding and empathizing with those around them. These two skills can be the foundation to a lifetime of healthy relationships and we all want that for our children. Here are some tips for talking with children about feelings that are connected to the Protective Factors we are exploring this month