It doesn't really matter how patient, easy-going, mellow, or self-controlled you are before you have kids...once you have kids, ALL of us get challenged beyond belief with lots of things, but especially self-control. Whether it's spilled milk, eating sand at the beach, hitting a sibling, saying no or resisting bedtime, not eating vegetables at dinner, or pulling mom's hair while nursing....all of these things often surprise us with how easily they heighten our emotions (and/or actions).
Before you have children, it seems like it wouldn't be that hard to control yourself and speak/act respectfully in order to teach a small human, but unfortunately, that's often a lot "easier said than done".
Redirecting Children's Behavior teaches us all how to STOP...breathe deeply, and consider our own emotions and intentions, THEN decide on a course of action. It's a practice that can take two seconds or five minutes...however long we choose, but is incredibly effective in changing our own behavior, which in turn, helps our little munchkins change their behavior....for the better!
Join me for my next Redirecting Children's Behavior Class starting either Sept. 18th (Playwerx) or Oct. 8th (Aspirations School of Learning). Hope to see you there!
Wendy Snyder ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fresh Start Parenting 619-379-9379 FreshStartParentingRCB.com FreshStartParentingRCB@gmail.com
*"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!! ~Dr. Seuss"*