I’ve been realizing that it’s a trap to think, “I’ll be happy when my child does X” or “I’ll stop worrying if my child stops doing Y” or “I’ll feel accomplished as a parent when my child accomplishes Z”.
Yet, we have these kinds of thoughts about our kids all the time. Am I right?
While I was on a walk, I made a 2-min video for you about this… about how to be happy or content, regardless of how our child is behaving.
I’m not saying that we can't talk to our child about their behavior. Of course, we can work with our kids, we can problem solve with them, and we can explain our concerns to our kids.
But let’s not make our kids responsible for our feelings.
I’d love to hear from you.
What’s something about your child, that you can be happy (content or grateful) about today?
I will read and respond to each comment.
Thanks for playing along with me.
You and I can personally talk in there if you’re struggling to figure out how to talk to your child.