One of the toughest moments for parents is when our kids say hurtful things about us. Yet like so many things with parenting, when we see things for what they are, it helps us to react much more appropriately.
I love how regular GPS members are embracing the concept of finding the gifts in painful, stressful situations. The fact is, when we can do that, we can much more quickly change those situations. I’ve had members ask me, though, how to know when to change things versus when to look for the gifts in pain. That’s prompted me to do a blog post on the subtle, but critical nuance.
People often joke about how being a mom means being a jack of all trades, including being a doctor.
What if a brief study of how ER docs perform could make you a much happier, more effective, and relaxed mom?
Every mom should know the basic concept that ER doctors use to get through their shifts and achieve the best possible outcome over. There are many times when being a mom feels almost as hectic as being an ER doc, so why not have the best tools for dealing with challenging situations?
Do you have mixed feelings when you think of the holidays that are already upon us?
US Thanksgiving is just around the corner. No matter where in the world you are, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza is undeniably coming! Unfortunately, the holidays can be such a stressful time for moms! Yet so much of what causes us stress, isn’t what makes the holidays special anyway. That’s why I am sharing five tips to making this holiday your best one ever.
Are you feeling a ton of PRESSURE in your life? Are you aware that there is actually an Upside of Stress? (Which is the title of a wonderful book by Kelly McGonigal.) Like so many so-called “negative” emotions, stress and pressure are critical for a healthy, successful life. Yes, I truly meant to say that pain, pressure and stress are critical for a healthy, successful life.
As promised, here’s the information about what to do when you have either a teenager or a child who is strong willed and who you know that you won’t get compliance from.
Option Three (especially good with teens and strong-willed younger kids):
You may be surprised by the answer for what to do when you know…