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Positive Parenting: 5 Strategies for Being a Patient Parent

Do you ever wish you were more patient?

Parents often get down on themselves and can’t help but regret their less-than-perfect performance when they lose their cool. Talking turns to yelling and you transform from being gentle into a giant.

But patience is not about being perfect… it’s about setting yourself up for success. To be patient is to be aware of how you are showing up now, and what you want to do differently next time.

Today’s video will walk you through 5 Strategies for Being a Patient Parent that is less about perfection, and more about intention.

Now, I’d love to hear from you. What one word sums up your intention for how you want to be with your kids?

Please share your comment below.

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Remember, what you do matters and you have the power to impact your whole life so stick with your intention.

Until next time.

10 Comments

  • Suz says:

    I love these tips! I am going to be more curious. We talk about this in the workplace in terms of coming from a place of curiousity. It opens your mind to things you may miss without that lens and a different level of creativity. It also helps you assume positive intent and then be able to explore. I think that is applicable to your message where curiosity allows us to explore what is really going on in the child.

  • Leah Davies says:

    All of these are excellent ideas! I especially like, “find positivity in your child” and understanding emotions. For information on a helpful parenting book, Kelly Bear Feelings, that serves to foster open communication and bonding with a 3 to 9 year old child, see:
    http://www.kellybear.com/Kelly_Bear_Books/KBBooks-Feelings_Book2col.html  
    The link includes sample pages. There is a Spanish edition as well.

  • Patti says:

    Fantastic tips and delivery! Movement is a favorite of mine – for all the reasons you mention, and so many other benefits – just helps with that positive intention setup – if I’ve given myself that gift of movement, for me at the start of my day preferably, the rest of the day I feel more hopeful, confident, positive. Breathing is better, which helps thinking, etc. It has always helped my kids be happier as well – time at the playground, running around with friends, dancing – more smiles all around. Thanks for a wonderful post!

    • Samantha says:

      So glad you like it – thanks for taking a moment to comment. Movement –> Breathing —> Happy Chemicals

  • Sarah says:

    I am trying to notice when my quiet daughter does positive things and compliment her. It’s really working! And btw, I love your eyeliner. 🙂

    • Samantha says:

      She’ll internalize those compliments beautifully, as quiet ones tend to. Thanks for the compliment 🙂

  • Mary Beth says:

    My word/my intention this week is Playful!! I would like to show up more playful every day!

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