The basic emotions of children: joy, sadness, fear, anger and disgust
Who directs the direction of our life? Who determines our personality? Who decides that we are what we are? Emotions . Without a doubt, the authentic captains of our ship. Emotions come suddenly. They are born with our son. At first, like everything, it's something new. Why does the baby sometimes c
Who directs the direction of our life? Who determines our personality? Who decides that we are what we are? Emotions. Without a doubt, the authentic captains of our ship.
Emotions come suddenly. They are born with our son. At first, like everything, it's something new. Why does the baby sometimes cry inconsolably? Why do you laugh? Why do you reject certain food? Emotions begin to work. Our son will have to learn to use them. Is not easy. In fact, many adults still feel unable to master their impulses.
What are the basic emotions of children?
Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. They are the names of the 5 great emotions that manage our lives. As they explain a charm in the movie of 'Inside Out', Pixar ('Del Revers'). Joy, of course, is the emotion that must rule over the rest. But sometimes joy can not come without first letting Sadness do its job. But ... why are all these emotions necessary?
Fear: Fear may need to be present at a certain time. If our son was not afraid of anything, he would put his life at risk constantly. The child is afraid of falling, afraid of stumbling ... but also afraid of not being able to achieve what is proposed. Fear causes the child to set challenges and fight to overcome them. To learn. And, why not, that you feel invincible. But it is a double-edged sword: fear can also block you and even lead to panic. It is the highest level of alertness of our body: if we teach our son to use fear to grow, it will be a powerful weapon for him.
Disgusting: Disgust helps to choose, to learn to say No. It helps the child to form a personality: 'I want this because this other one I do not like'. If the disgust did not exist (not only understood as disgusting a food, but with rejection of certain things or aspects of life), our son would be so highly conformist that he could not have a strong personality or make important decisions in life.
Anger: True, anger is the 'least list' of emotions. When you let yourself go, there is no reasoning. It explodes. But it is necessary, yes. Sometimes anger leads to sadness ... and sadness gives way to joy. The anger is also learned. It is normal for Ira to appear in our son when someone hits him or when they take advantage of him. It is in a certain way, a defense weapon, a way of understanding 'I do not like it', this makes me angry '...' I do not want to feel that way '. And at that moment Ira sets in motion a mechanism to think how to defend himself before everything that causes him anger.
Sadness: Without sadness there could be no joy. They are complementary. How would we know how wonderful laughter is if we never cry? Sadness often makes us reflect and delve deeper into our feelings. Why do we feel sad? What can we do to prevent it? But beware: sadness can also lead the child to lose hope and lead to depression. Always, after a moment of sadness, we should try to bring joy back.
Joy: Joy is the engine that moves our son's life. We all want our son to be happy, to be happy. But we must understand that it is impossible that it always is that way. Happiness is formed by great moments of joy and small moments of anger, fear, sadness and disgust. Because joy also needs the rest to continue on its way.
Emotions, those great unknown to our children. We can help you understand them. Sit with your son, talk to him. Try to explain what you feel. He's angry? He felt anger. Why? Make them ask themselves all these questions and above all, make them understand that none of these emotions is bad. All, absolutely all, are necessary.