Weekend Reading | Mar. 13

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

How To Make Difficult Conversations Easy

Here’s what you’ll learn in this post:

  1. The magic phrase that gets people to stop yelling.
  2. How to stop making the most common mistake in these kind of discussions.
  3. How to switch people from being emotional to being rational.
  4. The mindset that makes dealing with hysterical people easy.
  5. And a lot more.

Dear Struggling Mother: Part 1 of 2

What I didn’t realize was that I was wasn’t fighting the battle that I thought I was. Instead of gaining my son’s obedience, I was losing him. Losing the chance to show to my son, in a real and tangible way that I loved him, that I understood him, that I was willing to sacrifice for him. As a result, I was pushing him even farther and farther away. It has taken a couple of years working with a therapist and working on changing my parenting paradigm to get us to a better place. We are still very much a work in progress, but by focusing on trust and loving my child in a way that he can begin to feel, we are finally making progress. We are now on the same team.

Dear Struggling Mother: Part 2 of 2

As you struggle with your child, hang in there. Enlist a trained therapist. Find support from friends. Take some respite breaks for your own mental health. And most importantly, begin to cultivate compassion and focus on connecting with your child on a level where they can feel it.

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