Dealing with Big Feelings

My four-year-old has been dealing with a lot of big feelings lately, which can be hard not to take personally.

As mothers, it's easy to convince ourselves that a different mother could do it better -- have the right combination of words, the right tone, the right demeanor to make everything "perfect" again.

In the effort, we lose ourselves and our children lose the real us. The imperfect one is not only the one the want, it's the one they NEED.

My only job is to give them the message that all feelings are welcome and valid because they come from who we authentically are.

And to teach this truth by living it myself.

How do you deal with your child's big feelings?