Emotionally stable and mentally strong kids all have a few things in common — they have parents that do these 7 things. Not only is it important to meet their emotional needs, but also to model for them what being a healthy person is.
Getting your children to open up and talk about their feelings is no easy task. But something we neglect to address is the possibility that you might not be listening. When they don’t feel hear, why would they feel safe to share their heart and open up on a deeper level. Age is also a huge factor when it comes to how and when they will open up—when they are little, in most cases, children will open up fairly unprovoked—so listening and being attentive in their younger years will make a huge difference for when they get older.