Wanting to be a good father, I try to keep my awareness about my kids’ feelings in the forefront of my thoughts. My son had a tantrum the other day and we started talking about how he felt to work through why he was upset. Afterward I started thinking about different experiences I had growing up with feelings. How I might have benefited more from a better coping skills in difficult situations with a more indepth understanding of feelings and what to do when adversity strikes.
Quote by: Malcolm Knowles
Here is a good Washington Post article: Here’s how (and why) to help boys feel all the feels.
The Harvard University Gazette article: Boys Struggle to be Boys
The Fuller Youth Institute article: Feelings not Allowed
Coping skills for managing emotions: Kids Matter Coping Skills
Boys Town: 99 coping strategies