This article is not specifically related to parenting (Though this helps big time if you are a parent reading this).
Having emotions is the quality that makes humans exceptional from other species, but having control of these emotions is what makes exceptional humans. Humans are filled with different feelings like anger, love, conscience, fear, to mention a few. Without these emotions, it might be challenging to act humane, but being under the control of these emotions can also have adverse effects on the individual concerned.
Emotional control does not mean that we should not jump with joy when something good happens to us or even cry when hurt. This means that acting on some emotions may lead to regrets later, and these emotions can be anger, fear, and so on. For this reason, is why our feelings should be under our control and not the other way around. Some of the ways of doing this are:
No one wants to be at the mercy of their emotions, but this statement can only be achieved by taking the steps needed to control these emotions. Moreover, feelings are not limited to any age bracket. Therefore emotional control should not be limited to certain people.