Do you ever feel two feelings at the same time?
Emerald does! She calls this feeling a “moss rock” feeling.
A rock covered in moss can be two things at the same time: hard and soft, light and dark…they are completely different textures, but they co-exist in nature and live together.
For example, when you start something new, you can feel nervous and excited. Or when you are leaving something, you can feel sad and happy and even relieved. Right now especially, could a complicated time of feeling many emotions.
The most important thing we can do is help our children identify their feelings and let them know that feeling more than one thing at once is completely ok and that we feel this way sometimes as adults.
It’s ok to be a moss rock.