Monday, September 8, 2014
Navigating Emotions for Parents Ebook Review
I am a stay at home mommy to two. My daughter Samantha was born May 30, 2014 and my Son Wyatt was born September 14, 2012. My son is going through the terrible two's stage and my daughter is definitely teething, the drool and so fussy!!! Sometimes I want to pull my hair out!! I find it easy to just raise my voice at my son when he gets into trouble. WYATT NOOOOO! WYATT STOP THAT!!! ONE ,TWO, THREE!!! I feel bad that's my automatic response!
I loved how there are multiple different situations and alternate solutions to the situations. For example "The sit down" scenario is:
"The house is a mess (or on its way to a mess), the children are having way too much fun doing things that you find irritating, you have too much to do, you’re tired – maybe even not feeling well, and maybe you have company coming over."
It tells you the "usual reaction" ... "Yell, complain, get angry, cry, feel hopeless, say something you’d feel bad about later, etc." ... sounds just like me :-( BOO! not a fun feeling!
The alternate option to reacting to the situation is "Sit down. In the middle of the room. And just sit there. Breathe deeply and if you need to cry go ahead. Follow your breath and allow it to cleanse you of the moment’s overwhelm. Welcome your children to examine and crawl on you as you simply sit down. Keep breathing. When you decide you can move past this moment and return to doing what you need to do ask yourself, the Creator, or the Universe silently what your next step should be. Listen to the answer – it’s likely to be very simple and something you can follow that will help you maintain the release and peace you just created for yourself and your child(ren)." Hence the name "The sit down"
I really enjoyed reading this and definitely learned a thing or two from the book.
I would definitely recommend this book!
TWO THUMBS UP!
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