Family Matters: Your children need to be sad and disappointed - Therapist

This week on family matters CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson speaks to a family therapist about the how much we want our children to be happy.

A family therapist works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.

Talya Ressel is a family therapist and clinical social worker, who runs a family therapy practice here in Cape Town. She is passionate about helping family enhance their well-being and functioning.

Ressel says that parents are on a mission to always make their children happy which has right intentions but going about it the wrong way.

Parents are putting too much emphasis on making their children happy

Talya Ressel, Family Therapist

We are giving them a false expectation that happiness is meant to be there permanently; we are meant to never feel sadness, we are meant to never be disappointed

Talya Ressel, Family Therapist

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