The other day, I was feeling sad. My 3-year-old son noticed and asked what was going on. I said that I felt sad. He looked at me and then said, “Since you are feeling sad, I will sit with you.” And he did. He said next to me and quietly played with his toys, setting some within my reach. What a perfect thing to say. What a perfect thing to do.
Published by Emily P.G. Erickson
Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. She crafts helpful, science-backed pieces that come straight from the heart. Her writing about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood has appeared in The New York Times, Elemental, Forge, and more. View more posts