Are there any benefits to letting your children see you cry?
Although getting upset in front of your brood may seem counterintuitive, letting your children see you cry every now and then isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, crying as a response to a sad or tragic event can give them some insight into human emotions starting at an early age.
"Modelling appropriate emotional responses to triggers — like crying about a tragic event — allows children to learn valuable lessons," Dr. Fristad said. "A range of emotional responses is normal. Parents are human beings too, not just providers of needs and wants for their children, so expressing emotions such as sadness does not make us weak."