How are YOU feeling?
The following article reminds us all about the importance of getting our own emotions in check. Kids live what they learn and learn what they live. What a great skill to model for our children!
Want to Change Your Child?
Start by Regulating Your Own Emotions.
by Dr. Laura Markham
Regulating our emotions is at the heart of our ability to parent the way we’d like. In fact, it’s at the heart of most of the ways we trip ourselves up, from over-eating to procrastinating to fighting with our partner. It’s just so easy to get hijacked by our emotions and find ourselves already ten steps down the low road.
This very challenging task — regulating our own emotions so that we can guide our child lovingly rather than indulging in our own tantrum — is fundamental to good parenting. But it’s not just good for our kids. This inner work also helps us to grow into happier people.
Is it hard? Yes. I think it’s the hardest work any of us will ever do. But it’s completely possible. Here’s the secret. Read more…