You Know You’re Practicing Parenting with Connection When…
- You catch yourself saying to the dog, “Good job not barking at the fence this morning.”
- You start giving choices to your pets.
- Your child asks YOU if YOU need a redo.
- You ask your co-workers if your eyes are kind enough and your voice is playful enough.
- You sit down on the sidewalk to talk to your child about his desire to not go to school because you know being below his eye level is important.
- You regularly say, “That was great accepting ‘no’ without hitting mommy!”
- Your kids see other parents yelling in public and say, “That parent needs TBRI.”
- Your child says, “I’m going to give you two choices…”
- You worry about your little chicks’ birth trauma.
- The only long vocabulary word your toddler knows is “dysregulated.”
- You pull your kid close for a hug as an initial response to bad behavior because you know his primal needs.
- Your child says, “Let me try that again,” before you can.
- Most of the people in your world think you’re parenting incorrectly.
How do you know you’re parenting with connection?