Mommy Chronicles: Don’t Hold Back Your Tears, Let Them Flow Freely

When you’re a mom, your life is full of moments that make you cry. You cry when your kids are born. You cry when talking about a new milestone reached. When they get older, you cry when they go off to college for the first time and then again when they come back home for Thanksgiving break. You also cry when your children are in danger or hurt themselves. And sometimes, you just cry because life is hard and sometimes you need to let it out.

But how do we know when it’s okay to cry and when we should hold back our tears? And why do we even want to hold them in? Why don’t we want to let our emotions flow freely?

Well, I’m here today with some helpful tips that can help you figure out what the best way is for YOU to express yourself and feel good about doing so!

Tears are like the ocean; they wash away all the pain and sorrows of life. They are an oasis in the middle of a desert, a spring in the midst of a drought. They are what make us human.

There’s no shame in crying when you have to—it’s just a natural reaction to something that moves you deeply. And there is no better way to let those emotions out than by shedding tears. So go ahead, Mommy. Break down and cry when it feels right for you to do so—you’ve earned it!

Here are 3 great reasons why you should feel comfortable exploring your feelings and releasing those tears:

1. Crying helps release stress, which can help prevent all kinds of health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, and even cancer.

2. Tears also help decrease feelings of anxiety and depression—which are very common in mothers–and having a better mental state can lead to better physical health overall (i.e., less stress means less risk of disease).

3. Finally, crying releases endorphins—the same chemicals that make us feel happy after exercise or sex—so if you’re feeling down or stressed out by something that happened at work or home today (or even just because), then take a few minutes to cry it out! You’ll feel much better afterward 🙂

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Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, October 17, 2022

After watching a recent Red Table Talk episode, I was reminded of the importance of letting our children cry and not rushing them to process their feelings. Rather, it’s important to be present and allow our kids to work through their feelings.

I think that this method works best because it allows children time and space for processing their feelings without judgment or pressure from outside influences. It also gives them time for self-reflection so they can understand what’s going on inside of themselves better than anyone else could ever explain it to them! 

It can be difficult as a parent not to rush in when you see your child upset. But this is exactly what we need to do: let them work through it! This process will help children develop healthy coping mechanisms and techniques later on in life.

Crying is healthy for both parents and children. In fact, research has shown that children who learn how to manage their emotions early on tend to better behave later in life. So while it might seem like all of your hard work is going down the drain when your toddler has a tantrum in Target or when your toddler wails during bathtime because he doesn’t want his hair washed… trust me: it’s worth it! 

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