How to Help Kids Deal With Emotional Pain ~ Guest Bill Protzmann

How to Help Kids Deal With Emotional Pain ~ Guest Bill Protzmann

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September 16, 2019 by *Be You Parenting ~ Mary Dravis-Parrish

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Self-harm, like cutting, drugs, and alcohol are on the rise with today’s youth as they struggle to express emotional pain freely and in a way that isn’t harmful. Some of these children have thoughts of ending their lives out of emotional hopelessness, and some tragically do. How do we as parents help our children find ways of expressing those painful emotions in a way that doesn’t do them harm? Do we know what to look for? What do we need to know so that our kids have some guardrails as they experiment and explore their feelings as to what is meaningful for them?

Parents often fear expressions of emotions based on their own experiences and out of wanting to keep their kids safe they don’t allow their kids to freely express what’s inside. But what if we could guide our kids into genuine experience of the “negative” emotions and teach them how to choose the expression of those emotions more wisely? In doing so, we learn what is in their hearts, so that they have a strong desire to live a life of meaning that is real and true for them.

What a joy to have Bill Protzmann back with us to share his personal experience with finding his way through his own emotional pain. He will share ideas that will empower parents to have tools to be able to guide their children through their emotions. 

The article mentioned in the show that Bill wrote can be found here. http://www.practicalheartskills.com/why-suicide/

Bill Protzmann is an entrepreneur, musician, husband, father, and proud member of the human race. He’s the founder of Music Care Inc, the first for-profit business established to teach you how to give yourself effective, evidence-based self-care using nothing more than the music you love.

Bill’s work has been recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Health with an Award of Excellence – the mental health industry equivalent of winning an Oscar.

Organizations like Consumer Action, The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, 2-1-1 San Diego, and the American Music Therapy Association have all been delighted with his presentations.    bill@musiccare.net    https://quest.musiccare.net/

Go online and you can read his articles at Fox News, Your Tango, The Good Men Project, and Psychology Today.
You’ll find his 1st book at Amazon.com: “More Than Human – The Value of Cultivating the Human Spirit in Your Organization.”

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