Do you worry about parenting “wrong?”
Are you secretly afraid that your child is acting up because of something you’re doing?
If you feel like parenting is hard and frequently find yourself frustrated, impatient, and stressed out, you’re not alone. Working, raising a family, and trying to find balance is not easy! Add your spirited or strong-willed children’s natural tendency for testing limits and refusing to follow directions and it’s no wonder you sometimes yell, bribe, threaten, and want to give up. You’re not a bad parent but you could use some support!
Does this sound familiar?
- I feel guilty for getting angry and yelling, again.
- I never have enough time.
- I have good intentions so why are we struggling?
- I’m afraid I’m destroying my child’s psyche.
It is common to feel like a bad parent but you don’t have to let worry drain all your resources. It’s true that we don’t want children to grow up “running the show” so they need guidance and teaching, but it is also true that there’s a way to provide this in a way that feels good for both of you. There are key strategies you can focus on that nurture a child’s deepest gifts and potential, and when you learn these and see your child respond, you’ll know you’re doing it “ right.”
Mindful parenting is all about understanding where your child is coming from, connecting with them in that place, and guiding them through challenges with respect, kindness, and compassion. Do not be mislead, however, because it also includes setting firm boundaries, being a disciplinarian, and taking time for yourself. When you parent in this way your child will develop a good self-esteem, act respectful toward adults and peers, make healthy choices and feel more peaceful and fulfilled.
Plus, you will feel good about how you’re showing up as a parent and have more energy to enjoy the time you spend together.
Parent coaching makes us stop and think rather than flying off the handle. We’re all on the same page now with less yelling or blaming. We’ve changed the way we act and think and now have a positive focus (and action steps) for helping the kids grow into what we truly want them to become…happy. ~Jack & Julie
To do (and be) your best for your spirited child and yourself it’s important to understand why they behave the way they do, nurture their self-esteem and confidence, and learn how to cultivate self-control.
For your family, I recommend the Mad2Glad Blueprint to guide you step-by-step through a process that’s good for everyone’s well-being.
Here’s what parents had to say after going through the program:
- I know what to do in stressful situations now to make them better.
- We feel emotionally connected and more balanced…a real family “unit.”
- This was like cliff notes on how to be a good parent. Feeling relieved!
The Mad2Glad Blueprint is amazing! It’s great to have a way to stop chaotic behavior without spanking and screaming…I love the connection I’m getting with my kids. ~Tami