We might expect certain responses from our children. But are you aware of their primitive brain reactions to modern day problems? Sometimes, when we are faced with a very emotional moment, it can feel like we are both in the emotion and at the same time. This is the primitive part of our brain taking over and can feel like we have no control. Whilst this plays an essential role in getting us out of the way of an oncoming car, we do not want our children to automatically react from this place of overwhelming emotions.