Another post on Medium.com - CLICK HERE to see if a little 3-step process might help you through some of the bumps on the road during 2020.
Who doesn't want that, right? And yet, how many of us begin by trying to convince our children to do as we ask? What if there's an easier (though less direct) path to this end result? If you're interested in learning more, CLICK HERE!
Uncomfortable feelings are...well...uncomfortable. It's not unlike wading through a mud puddle - squelchy and squishy. Who would choose to do it on purpose? I'm hoping you might if you were doing it to help your child. CLICK HERE to read this article and decide for yourself!
There are so many books, programs and resources out there for parents to learn about parenting. How do you know what's right for you and your child? How do you choose? And what is "good enough" parenting, anyway? CLICK HERE to read some of my thoughts on parenting well.
We all think we know empathy well enough. CLICK THIS LINK to read some of my recent thoughts on this most necessary gift to our children.
In this newly published article on Medium.com, I've outlined two important tools to consider adding to your anxiety management toolkit - relaxation and mindfulness. Both are forms of meditation. Both have their place in your life. See what you think!
You might be self-actualizing!
CLICK HERE to read my thoughts on how this anxiety management strategy might just increase your quality of life - now and in the future!
It's not what you think!
But, hopefully, it's something you can take on and do - for you and our children!
So how is your daily schedule development plan going? Have you taken the time to sit down with your family and establish some plans? Have you already begun to implement? Or are you still avoiding this?
If you're plugging ahead - great!! Just remember to check in and see how it's going and adjust as you need to.
If you're feeling stuck - why? What's getting in the way? Do you have your doubts about whether or not a schedule is helpful? Did you try to get your kids to talk about this but they just wouldn't participate? Did you get as far as posting the schedule but they won't give it a real try? Where are you stuck? And why? What would help you move forward to get beyond this stuck place?
What if you just accepted that this has been hard? Harder than you thought it would be? And what if you could still feel "good enough" despite that?
If you ask the right questions, you'll get the right answers - breathe and listen to your inner wisdom.
Until next time, be well and be content.
I'm Judith Pinto, a child development specialist, mental health clinician and parent educator. I am also the child of an anxious parent...and a parent of an anxious child. Heck! I'm probably a little anxious too!