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Dealing with moody people starts with your attitude
4 days ago
When you accept your own negative emotions – you will likely have a more positive outlook on mood swings than people around you have. That’s according to Iris Mauss, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley.
“If you have an accepting attitude for other people’s emotions that tend to make those other people feel better and it helps you respond to their distress in a more constructive way.”
Mauss says this mindset is invaluable for parents who often deal with their little ones’ tantrums.
“Small children have difficulty regulating their emotions because, they are - children."
But if their moms and dads are responsive and understanding –
“We believe that over time that might actually help children develop better emotion-regulatory skills. ”
And not only that. Mauss says if you learn how to accept your negative emotions, you’ll become a better role model for your kids.