New Year, New Chance to Improve Your Parenting Intentions
Happy New Year! May this list from A to Z be helpful as you think about, and decide on your 2019 parenting intentions
Acknowledge that parenting is hard. Be patient with yourself
Connection. Build emotional connections
Discipline, set healthy boundaries
Focus your attention on what you value
Give choices within your parenting box that empower your child
Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? Meet child’s basic needs
I messages. Express yourself respectfully
Just lean in and listen
Kid around, have fun and play more with your child
Listen to understand rather than listening to reply
Move away from phone and toward child for one-on-one time
Notice positive attributes about your child rather than negative ones
Oops…we all make mistakes. There’s no perfect parent or child
Pause and breathe when triggered
Question or a Statement? Which one is needed to clearly communicate?
Respectful. How do I model respectfulness?
See things from child’s point of view
Take time for wonderful you!
Upset is an inside job, push pause and breathe through difficult emotions
Water what you want to grow in your relationship
X-tra time to make transitions. Leaving home or a fun place can be difficult.
You are enough! Speak positive affirmations to yourself!
Zealously love yourself and others
Pause and Breathe,
The Parenting Coach