Much research shows that parent's who confirm their child's emotions are far more likely to be happy and successful in life.
Parent's who take on the role as an emotions coach for their children value negative emotions as an opportunity to help their children to learn and understand how they feel.
Parent's who confirm their child's feelings by empathizing, soothing their child and help them to understand and name their feelings are teaching their child to trust their own feelings. If a child can have the gift of trusting their own feelings they are far more likely to make good choices for their self as they grow up and to get along with others.
Healthy well-functioning families are emotionally aware and supportive of each others feelings.
Be curious about your child's emotions not critical and see how they blossom.