How I should behave

March 21, 2012

Good reminder from one of the parenting bulletins.

Kid’s behavior + your response = outcome

They are not trying to be difficult, they are acting out their feelings when feel disconnected and scared. Before I act, choose love.

I read about validating their emotions, talking it out with them, empathy places a role. It’s not just asking them to shut up or they will shut down their connecting with parents.

When Kellia is having her meltdowns, major or minor, I remind myself that she is still a baby. As I calm down, she will too. Parenthood is indeed a learning experience everyday.

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