Being emotionally dependent puts unnecessary responsibility on your kids.
Do you ever ask your children if they love you? Or tell them not to make you mad? These phrases hint at emotional dependency, and it gives kids responsibility over your emotions. Kids don’t need, or deserve this obligation, so it’s up to us to stop being emotionally dependent on them.
Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares five ways to manage your own emotions and take the burden off your children. The first step is to recognize emotional dependency. Once you do that, you can stop it in its tracks.