How to Stay Grounded When Your Kids Are Pushing Every Button! by Holly Brown MFT
Parenting is challenging, no doubt. Kids are skilled button pushers from a remarkably young age. Sometimes that’s accidental on their part; sometimes it’s intentional. But regardless, staying calm and grounded yourself is pretty much a prerequisite. So what's a parent to do?
- Meet your own basic needs.
- Give yourself a time-out when you’re getting triggered.
- Determine what you value the most, and behave in accordance.
This might seem like a tall order. But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Stepping back and being thoughtful will serve you; you can start making the right changes instead of the same mistakes.