Working to Surface and Process Repressed Feelings

Resiliency is a popular word in parenting circles. In fact, even at American Heritage Girls, we talk a lot about raising resilient girls to become strong women. We are all about girls mustering up their God-given strength and facing difficulty with grit and moxie! The saying is true—kids are resilient. 

But in this quest for resiliency, it’s possible for girls to unintentionally learn how to repress their feelings. Emotional intelligence is one of the greatest lessons you can teach your girl in the quest toward resiliency.  

Recognizing and knowing how her feelings affect her is a powerful tool! Just as ignoring pain doesn’t actually make one stronger, ignoring feelings doesn’t make her a more resilient. Resiliency is overcoming difficulty, but not at the cost of ignoring or downplaying it! 

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American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.