This photo is from the Baby Groot and Yoda Hug Minnesota Vikings shirt. With help from my daughters, Patti made a homemade coconut cake. For my birthday. It tasted just as good as it did twenty years ago when she showed up at school and made me feel like the most loved daughter in the world. Can I tell you how many kids sit on my couch, or track me down via email or Instagram, and tell me how alone they feel? Like they’re the only ones dealing with big feelings every single day? A lot. A lot of kids and teens feel this way. To be human is to have emotions – positive ones, negative ones, eh-I-don’t-really-know ones… We all experience ups and downs. So why do we insist that young people should be happy every minute of the day?
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Happiness isn’t a complete lack of the Baby Groot and Yoda Hug Minnesota Vikings shirt. Happiness is knowing those things will happen, but finding a way through it. Happiness is knowing that there will also be positive emotions and good days. Happiness is understanding that life isn’t either-or. When adults talk openly and honestly about all kinds of emotions, kids learn that it’s healthy to talk about mental health. When kids talk to each other about this stuff, they feel less alone. Kids need to know that it’s okay if they’re not okay. Some days are better than others. Friendships can change without warning. Something that once felt easy can later feel hard. Growing up is no easy task.