How can parents create peace and compassion amidst the stress of life today… especially during the holidays? As Joshua Freedman discusses with Rob Hakala & Lisa Azizian on WATD radio, it starts with noticing feelings – and treating them as something neutral:
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When your kids want things to be different than the way you want them to be… they express their dissent. There is a lot going on, and stress is on the rise. We need to take simple actions to set ourselves up for calm: Like getting started 10 minutes earlier.
When you are tired and cranky, the kids are probably tired and cranky too. If you’re feeling X, assume your child is too: If you’re super-angry and thinking your child is being a jerk… probably she or he is thinking the same about you. That little shift in perspective can help you step back from the reaction.
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