Yesterday, Steffi talked to Lizzie from TheEveryMom.com about managing yourself when you lose your cool with your kids (as is bound to happen at some point. Read the whole article at The EveryMom website.
When we focus on ways to better connect with our children we can reset approaches that no longer work for us and work toward creating connection, not perfection.
Build a peaceful foundation
Model what you want to see
Open a dialogue
Be gentle with yourself
Authentic parenting begins with the realization that we are not supposed to know everything there is to know about parenthood. Parenthood is comprised of learning new skills to apply that may work one day and not the next. Learning new skills takes time and effort.
At the end of the day, reacting to conflict doesn’t make you a bad mother. But it does give you the opportunity to grow.