We’d all love to make parenting a little easier… and there probably are times when parenting seems less difficult. During those times, our kids aren’t necessarily behaving better; rather, WE’RE IN a better place and their behavior doesn’t affect us as much.
But when we’re NOT in a good place — when we’re triggered by our kids’ behavior, or when we’re stressed or overwhelmed with life in general — everything kids do seems to be an extra burden that we have to deal with.
If we want to spend less energy on the negativity, it’s important to realize how our own past and present actually make parenting harder… so that we can start relieve this burden.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why your responses often have more to do what what you’ve been through — and what you’re going through — than what your child is doing
- How your past and current experiences lead to spending more energy on parenting
- A strategy that will help you decrease the influence of your past and present so you can be the parent you want to be in the future
Referenced in this Episode:
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band-Aid Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game Framework)