I was getting ready to leave for work. One child was sick and clinging. Another was quietly following me around. And the third was whining, crying, asking to be picked up, and throwing tantrums because I offered her a purple cup of water instead of a green one. The family member who was babysitting was sitting on the couch, scrolling through social media. And I was on the verge of losing it because I was trying to do a million things, my kids were whining, and the person who was supposed to help was checked out. So I snapped. I looked at the whining, crying child and told her she had to stop crying. I wiped the sick one's nose and set her on the couch, and she began to wail. Again. Sound familiar?
I have long wanted to be calm, patient and present with my children... but it has taken me a while to get there and the truth is, it’s a practice. It’s something I have to do over and over and over again. I have long wanted to love them and nurture them and grow their emotional capacity, but I have to practice. So, I wanted to share five different Positive Parenthood tips that have really enriched my parenting practice… five things I do now, that allow me to be calm, patient, and present with my children.
Five Ways To Become The Calm, Patient, Present Parent You Were Meant To Be (and join us for our free workshop on this topic, too!)
We’ve got a completely free Positive Parenthood webinar about this topic with limited seats- grab your spot here! So start practicing, join us to share tips and learn more, and let us know how it goes.