The old quote “This too shall pass” is a handy parenting tool! Kids grow in stages.
The next time you feel out of control with your kids, stop, breathe, and be silenct for a moment. See how long it takes for them to notice and help fix the situation.
Draw a simple time line of the significant events in your children’s lives. Admire for a moment how much has happened and all that you’ve done for them.
Whenever you discipline your children, also remind them that you love them.
Practice asking for help, advice, and kindness when you need it from others. Your kids will benefit from your well-balanced life.
Tell your children how much you appreciate them and how grateful you are to have them in your life.
At your next family meal, ask each person to say one positive thing that the other members contribute to your family.
Show your kids how important family is by calling extended relatives to let them know how special they are to you and your kids.
Together with your kids, do something for someone else, whether it’s making a financial contribution, baking cookies, or helping someone out.
Make home the safest of places. Listen a lot. Laugh a lot. Hug a lot.
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