Text says: So, at our house, it’s ok to be angry, scared, sad, or any other feeling – because all of those feelings are equally valuable parts of our own experience. Green text on a white square over a green-coloured photo of wooden pieces with different facial expressions.

At our house, it’s ok to be angry

When I was growing up, my parents didn’t allow me to express any emotion that they saw as unacceptable. There is research that says that humans have six basic emotions: happiness, surprise, sadness, anger, disgust and fear. Of course, contradictory theories exist, but this post is not about theories of emotion. It’s about the validity of all emotions.