As a parent, you know how challenging it can be to help a child manage simple everyday tasks, like getting dressed in the morning or doing homework after school.
And if you’re a parent of a child with Autism, ADHD, giftedness, or other diagnoses this challenge is only heightened.
This leaves many moms and dad endlessly searching for tools, resources, and strategies just so they can make successfully through the day, without yelling or fighting.
I want to take a moment right now to acknowledge how hard parenting really is. And I also want to say “you rock” to the moms and dads who constantly work to meet their children’s needs.
Seeking out strategies and solutions to help your child succeed every day is a sacrifice worthy of praise. That being said, I always want to make sure that parents are taking care of themselves too.
Think about it…when was the last time you as a parent was the focus? Have you ever been given the tools and techniques you need in order to approach challenging parenting moments in a calm and peaceful way?
The day starts with you, mom or dad. So it’s time to start shifting the focus back to you.
I promise, this is one of the best ways you can help channel your energy in a way that will positively impact your child.
Speaking of energy, once you’re in the right mindframe, you’ll be able to help your child manage his or her energy more successfully–whether it be angry, lethargic, or “bouncing off the walls” energy.
How do you manage or balance your child’s energy?
One of my favorite ways to do this is through mindful yoga poses.
Watch this weeks Mindful Parenting video to discover how to use mindful yoga poses while you work on caring for yourself in order to create a more peaceful home environment for you and your children.
Great stuff, right? I really hope you’ll start using it during your daily routines.
If you’re not sure how to start adding self care into your routine, I invite you to check out this quick FB clip my good friend Kathy and I put together. In this video we’re sweaty from our weekly Wednesday morning run, but we know it’s ok for life to look messy.
Last but not least, I want to encourage you to register for the Mindful Parenting–Peaceful Strategies from Sunup to Sundown event that I’m hosting with Kathy Flaminio, National Director of Yoga Calm and Mindfulness Expert, on Sunday, February 26 (3pm-5pm) in Saint Louis Park, MN.
I’m so certain that you and your children will benefit from this workshop that I’m offering a 50% discount when you use the code: FRIEND.
It’s only a few days away, so please, reserve your spot at the event now!
I can’t wait to see you there!