How to Think Before Reacting To Your Kids
I was thrilled with the opportunity to write a guest blog for one of my favourite websites, Tiny Buddha,Â about my experience of learning to press my mental pause button and think before reacting.
It was a difficult to write as Tiny Buddha have a diverse audience and the blogs they publish aren’t gender specific or about parenting- and I write for busy mothers!
I managed to avoid bringing my kids into it, yet I can’t deny that being a parent gives me daily practice in learning to overcome my quick reactionary nature.
It look me years to stop shouting at my kids, but once I learned how to operate my internal pause button, my relationship with them blossomed.
Through parenting skills classes I learned the art of reflective listening, which involves a giant dose of self restraint when I want to dive in and solve my child’s problem or tell him not to worry because it’s really not that big of a deal.
This was the missing part of my Tiny Buddha blog. I hope reading about how I learned to press my pause button will inspire other mothers to apply it to their own lives.
How about setting yourself a goal to Press the Mental Pause Button more often?
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