Life Lesson #12:
It's okay to let your children see you cry.
I honestly don't know how I feel about this one... So I'm going to pass this one on. I think that it's important for parents to show emotion around their kids because then they learn how to properly express their own emotions through life... for example, when I get angry, I cry. It makes me feel stupid and weak because I can't control it but as soon as I get angry enough, I start to cry. Maybe this is just me. I don't really remember how emotions were treated in our family. I know we were taught to be seen and not heard and that we don't handle emotions well in my family... so, it's probably a combination of everything and we didn't have an open door policy for emotions.
Moms, dads, grandparents -- What do you think? Crying in front of your kids? Is it okay? You tell me.