Do you ever feel like you're always noticing what's NOT working, what's wrong, missing? Are you on your kids case for what they're NOT doing?
We can all use a little help in reframing our attitude towards the not so good and frustrating events around us. When it comes to our kids we can easily get derailed from the day's overall "good" things when faced with the back-talk or defiance that puts us over the edge. Before you know it, it feels like the "day just went to sh--!"
Do you ever notice how the kids tend to take on that same "all or nothing" attitude? Remember that time leaving the local fair and your son/daughter got upset, pouting, crying, yelling because they didn't get "that" toy? You hear them declaring, "This is the worst day ever!" Here's a little tool that can help everyone take a bit of an attitude shift.
For all of us who get into the "Catabolic" funk - stuck in the lower levels of un-conscious parenting - then give the following a try for both you and your children.
So, instead of always finding the "what's not right" in your day with your kids, this will shift you towards a more mindful and conscious mindset as you begin to not only find BUT CREATE more of the good stuff. Instead of jumping into the typical knee-jerk reaction of criticism, thinking of the list will encourage you to take a step back and consciously choose to handle what's irritating you differently. Now you can add to the list, "I handled myself with control and confidence."
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