Staying Calm for Parents
One of the biggest parts of parenting is staying calm. It can also be one of the hardest parts.
With sassing, meltdowns and disrespect...keeping your cool may be the last thing on your mind.
Still, it's entirely possible when you know how. One thing is for certain, if keeping calm is a challenge, you need to change things up. You'll have to step outside of your comfort zone a little bit and do things that are different from what you're used to. It's the only way out of patterns that keep you stuck in reacting the same way to your child's behavior.
What You Need to Understand
Before you change your response to your child, though, you're going to need to understand something that might seem a bit foreign. You need to understand that your child is not out to get you. Your child is not trying to make you feel miserable, ruin your day or push your buttons. That's something we put on ourselves by what we tell ourselves in our heads.
The Three Step-Turnaround
When Dr. Kenney and I wrote BLOOM, we pretty much distilled everything the research supports about raising great kids with less stress for parents into three simple steps. I call it the Three Step-Turnaround.
Quite simply, this involves changing what you THINK, SAY and DO. I tell how this works and provide a cool set of worksheets that walk you through it and lets you start turning it all around in YOUR household.
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