Odette Umali, a “parent educator”, and her 20-year-old daughter, Myka. Umali says that, over the years, she has learned to recognise her mood triggers and regulate her emotions so as not to project how she feels onto her kids. Photo: Xiaomei ChenOdette Umali, a “parent educator”, and her 20-year-old daughter, Myka. Umali says that, over the years, she has learned to recognise her mood triggers and regulate her emotions so as not to project how she feels onto her kids. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Odette Umali, a “parent educator”, and her 20-year-old daughter, Myka. Umali says that, over the years, she has learned to recognise her mood triggers and regulate her emotions so as not to project how she feels onto her kids. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

How children pick up on parents’ anxiety and anger and why we should be mindful of how we act

  • If parents express negative emotions too often, it may affect their children’s emotional and cognitive development
  • Research has shown that fathers’ mental health has a bigger effect on kids than that of their mothers

Topic |   Wellness
Odette Umali, a “parent educator”, and her 20-year-old daughter, Myka. Umali says that, over the years, she has learned to recognise her mood triggers and regulate her emotions so as not to project how she feels onto her kids. Photo: Xiaomei ChenOdette Umali, a “parent educator”, and her 20-year-old daughter, Myka. Umali says that, over the years, she has learned to recognise her mood triggers and regulate her emotions so as not to project how she feels onto her kids. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Odette Umali, a “parent educator”, and her 20-year-old daughter, Myka. Umali says that, over the years, she has learned to recognise her mood triggers and regulate her emotions so as not to project how she feels onto her kids. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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