Is it important to let your kids observe how you fix the problem after you cry?
While a death in the family is obviously harder to navigate depending on your children's age, having a fight with your spouse is entirely different. And that means you and your partner should make it a priority to show them arguments can be resolved.
"Children need to learn that challenges can be addressed," Dr. Fristad said. "So, if a parent cried after an argument, it's important for the child to see that the problem can be resolved satisfactorily."
The bottom line? Always try to give your feelings context when your kids are involved. "Parents putting into words their emotional state helps children understand that people can have a range of emotions at a varying range of intensity," Dr. Fristad said.