Too often, as parents we try to manage our children’s feelings, rather than teaching them how to separate their feelings from their behavior.
As human beings, our children were created by God to experience a range of emotions. Therefore whatever they FEEL is allowed. However, there should absolutely be clear, firm boundaries around BEHAVIOR. If our children are to be mature, responsible, emotionally healthy adults, we must teach them how to acknowledge and process their feelings, but not allow those feelings to drive behavior.