Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

Excerpt:  People who are emotionally unhealthy and without good coping mechanisms can make bad choices, choices that can harm, whether it’s self-medication with drugs and alcohol or choosing bad relationships. I know I can’t control what my kids do when they grow up, but I feel I have an important role to play.  I can model good coping skills to the best of my ability.  I can share my own feelings and how I deal with them.  I can talk about the times I’ve made mistakes, or when I’ve been afraid or anxious and how I handled it.  I can teach them about boundaries.

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