Life is full of some pretty awesome things. As parents, we get to experience life all over again through the eyes of our kids. We watch them try and see new things for the first time.
There’s another side to this too. We also have to watch our kids go through the harder and sad parts of life as well. Recently, I’ve watched my children experience and express grief for the first time. In less than 2 weeks, our two cats passed away and they’ve been around for my kids entire life. It’s hard to watch the tears fall as they talk about missing them and holding them in their hearts. As a mom, all I want to do is take the pain away, but it’s not possible.
There are going to be many more moments where I want to shield my children but the best I can do is help ease them through the sad times. As they grow, they’re bound to experience more grief, heartbreak and disappointment — it’s inevitable. There are some ways to help kids deal with disappointment and come through it better on the other side.
Check out these 7 ways you can help your child deal with disappointment and be a better person for it in the end:
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