Category Archives: Expressing Emotion

Post about validating our children’s feelings of emotions and supporting them through big emotion

Taking the Brunt of a Child’s Anger… And Still Finding Connection

When I arrived home from work the other day, I was greeted with the sounds of children in distress and a husband at the end of his tether. It had been a long, sick week for the family and being … Continue reading

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Why I Allow my Kids to Struggle Over Toys

My daughters have always had a rather volatile relationship. Born just 13 months apart and with polar opposite personalities, they have often struggled living their daily livesĀ in each other’s company particularly when it comes to sharing toys.   In the … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry: When Losing is Not an Option

Sibling Rivalry has taken on a new meaning in our household over the past couple of months. Our children have both nominated themselves to compete in the Russell Household Olympics, competing in events such as Who is the fastest Dresser, … Continue reading

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Creating Bonds: Accepting A Child’s Emotions

When my children were born I was overwhelmed with love. I was full of emotion which could turn on a dime. One minute, huge feelings of gratitude and happiness, the next, anxiety and apprehension about what I was doing and … Continue reading

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