Yes. Children should see it is okay to not be fake in front of people you trust.
Far too often for comfort. I wish I'd been stronger, for their sake.
No kids, but I make it a conscious effort to not cry in front of anybody..
yes, it takes a lot to make me cry. But they have a few times
Yes. Im emotional
I am not ashamed of crying and my kids know me to well
Of course I have. They've cried in front of me, too. Why would I want them to think that it isn't possible to have such strong feelings when you are an adult...?
There is an enormous difference between repressing your emotions and having a disconnect from them. For many many years, logic and reason ruled the roost, and emotions...? Those were inconvenient irrational stirrings that were caused by hormones, that interfered with common sense observations and execution of plans. Now, in my later years, I have become much more in tune with them, and understand that they have a place and a function in my mental make-up, and my own children should also "get" this.