Feeling my way
So, what are kids really feeling?
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24 (Shawn Benjamin)
'Why don't you write on how little kids feel when they learn to use the potty?'

This is my 10-year-old being helpful. But I can't do it, because honestly, I have NO idea how they feel. I'm guessing weird, proud, a bit scared and slightly disoriented?

This is one of the things that makes being a parent tricky. Often you can only make an educated guess at how your child feels about something.

It's such a relief when they reach the age when they can tell you: 'I feel bad when James takes my Bakugans'.

But soon after that they start clamming up again:

'How was your day?' 'Fine.'

'I heard that the school building burnt down?' 'Oh, ja.'

We gathered a few stories about kids' feelings. They might help. A bit.

Healthy feelings for teens

My child, depressed? Never.

The first kiss

Will your child have happy memories?

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