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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.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this post:
- The magic phrase that gets people to stop yelling.
- How to stop making the most common mistake in these kind of discussions.
- How to switch people from being emotional to being rational.
- The mindset that makes dealing with hysterical people easy.
- And a lot more.
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.
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.