The behaviorists claim that anger is the interruption of a response sequence. Life as a parent means constant interruption. #parenting
Parenting ADVICE AND tips
Most parents handle the constant interruption of their response sequences with skill. Here are a few of the tips many have learned to use go stay calm.
Tip one: Remember who is the adult. Not always easy, but you are the one charged with being the grown-up.
Tip two: Remember the kid is not out to get you, but is doing what kids do.
Tip three: Detox from electronic interrupt-is. Take the phone off the hook, shut down your cell phone, turn off your computer.
Tip four: Use calming self-talk. “Now is not forever” is a healthy slogan to repeat and repeat and repeat.
Tip five: Hone your self-soothing skills. EFT’s One Minute Meditation or the OMM is a quick and effective self-soothing exercise.
Parenting is hard work and the results not always clear immediately, practice patience is a must and that means patience with yourself as well as with others.
Be grateful for what you have been given, forgive yourself and others for failing to be perfect. No one is. Continue to practice kindness and your efforts bring forward a more just world for all. You make a difference.
Most EFTI posters posted on my blog can be obtained at the EFTI Store Many are free. Poster Coaches are printed up in color on letter size card stock and used to inspire, teach, remind you to practice #emotional_fitness exercises.
This blog post was inspired by this Word Perfect Daily Prompt. Obstacle Course: Think about what you wanted to accomplish last week. Did you? What are the things that hold you back from doing everything you’d like to do?
Thank you for all you do and as always stay strong.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
- Taking a break from electronics (behealthybewellbeinspired.com)
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- The EFTI Store (eftistore.com)
- Daily Prompts (wordpress.com)