I have always struggled with the idea that anger is a bad emotion. Our emotions seem to get categorised as good and bad. A happy emotion are considered good and an unhappy emotion are somehow considered bad.
Labelling anger as a bad emotion suggests that it is not okay to get angry. Somehow we are supposed to keep these ‘bad’ emotions in check. Throughout our lives we are consistently told: ”Don’t get angry”, “Don’t be angry”, “Stop being angry”, “Life’s too short to be angry”.
Okay, I know it’s critical for us to keep up with what our kids are doing in school. There’s nothing more important to me than checking on their behavior and what they are doing….good and bad….how they are treating other children. But it can be so dreadful!
I get a little stressed out before hand, I’m always worried that I’m going to get a horrible review of what my children are doing. Not to mention, with three little ones in school, it takes three times as long for me to get through the night!