“We cannot selectively numb emotions. When we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions.”—Brené Brown

Emotions are a necessary part of being human. They help us stay aware of our environment, the people within our environment, and the impact of all of it on our person.

There are no good or bad emotions. All emotions inform. Some may feel better than others; however, allowing all emotions to flow through us will help us become more aware of how our surroundings are affecting us.

If you can use a feeling wheel to help YOU understand your own experiences, you can help educate the children and youth in your home on how to better understand their own emotional states—and how those emotions impact them, their behaviors, and their decisions.