Gail The Parenting Coach
Your New Year's Resolution: Set Your Parenting Intention With Ideas From A to Z
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
As you count down to 2020, may this list from A to Z be helpful when choosing where to focus your energy.
Choose a intention letter that embodies how you want to approach this New Year. Let the statement guide you and help you embrace what you want to see more of in the upcoming decade. By setting an intention, you will allow yourself to thrive in 2020!
Aware of my body I breathe in, calming my body I breathe out
Connection cultivates cooperation, trust and love
Discipline yourself first, child second
Focus your attention on the things you value
Give what you want to receive more of
HALT Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? Meet child’s basic needs.
I love you! How and when does your child feel loved?
Just lean in and listen
Kid around, have fun and play
Listen to understand rather than listening to reply
Make time for one-on-one time
Notice positive attributes
Oops…say oops, we all make mistakes
Practice what you preach
Question or a Statement? Which is needed for you to communicate clearly?
Respond from principles rather than react from emotions
See things from your child’s point of view
Take time for wonderful you!
Upset is an inside job, push pause and breathe through it
Validate your feelings and your child’s
Water what you want to grow
X-tra time to make transitions. Five minute warnings are quite helpful
You are enough! Speak positive affirmations to yourself
Zealously love self and others
Need guidance picking a letter? I am here to help you along your parenting journey. Let me know by scheduling some time on my calendar. I have a feeling that this will be your best year yet!