"Yes, we know that they grow up fast! Yes, we know that soon they will not be able to fit on our laps. But they are throwing a tantrum today! They have decided to wake up at 2 a.m. this morning. And it’s hard. Hard to be patient when we only got one hour of sleep, hard to not get angry after their twenty-third sibling fight in the last hour, hard to be happy at times. Do you sometimes feel like you’re not a patient mom?"
"Parenting is hard and there’s often no clear right and wrong when we’re in a tricky moment. But in this moment, there is a definite better, safer, more effective, less punitive, less harmful way to handle it."
"Kids can test your limits on a daily basis with minimal effort. They don’t want to get out of bed, they fight with their siblings over what to watch on TV, they don’t want to clean their rooms, they forgot to do their homework, they don’t like what you made for dinner…and the list goes on!"
"If you have a toddler living in your house, you have almost certainly experienced toddler tantrums. They can seriously shake up you up as a mom.
It can be very difficult to parent through a toddler tantrum. Their behavior is irrational and all you want to do is keep your cool because you know yelling yourself or being frustrated will only make it worse."
"Have you been hearing the term “mindful” recently? There are multiple podcasts and blogs available to help guide you in being a mindful person. But will being a mindful person lead to being a mindful parent?"
“Remember, your relationship with your children is more important than any lesson. They can always learn something later, and they don’t learn well if we blow up at them anyways. So, as soon as you feel YOUR temperature rising, take a break. I’ve never regretted stepping away when I was losing my patience, but I’ve regretted many times I didn’t.”
“When you reach that place where you’re about to lose it, find a quiet place away from the kids QUICK. Lock yourself in the bathroom if necessary. And don’t let yourself do ONE THING MORE. My kids had a knack of asking to do the one thing I had been trying to get them interested in for weeks right as I was heading to the bedroom for some urgent “me time.” 99% of the time, if I gave in and did that “one more thing,” 5 minutes later I’d be blowing my top. When you need it, time alone isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Take it.”
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