Children are so open with feelings. They feel, it is expressed in their face or vocalization. and then that feeling goes and another arrives.
They bounce around with joy.
They put out their bottom lip.
They don't analyse.
At some stage they start to think about the feelings. They learn to blame other people for their feelings, or they blame the situation. How do they learn this? Do we teach them?
What do we model to our children about feelings?
When your child is happy - like when they are boisterously happy, do you try and calm them down. are you scared of the intensity of the happiness? Are you teaching them that it is wrong to feel really happy (or to express it)
When they are sad or hurt do you let them cry it out and be noisy about it, or do you try and stop their feeling? Wanting them to be quiet or wanting them to not be feeling that?
Think about what you are teaching children. When they are young, children feel feelings and let them go naturally. As they grow, something changes.