Nicole - posted on 02/04/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )
Are all emotions good and valuable or are there emotions that should be discouraged?
Should children be taught that shame is a healthy emotion? Or should they learn to speak more positively to themselves and assess situations from a more positive perspective?
I often hear that there is nothing wrong with anger, and it should be suppressed, just expressed in a healthy manner. I do not agree. I think that anger is unnecessary. I think that thinking rationally about a situation and fixing what needs fixing is more important than getting angry about it. Anger just eats at the person and builds, inspiring irrational, aggression or passive aggression.
What do you think?