Managing our Thoughts to Find more Joy in Parenthood

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"We can flip our thinking about our kids.  They don't make us feel any certain way.  It's us.  We have that control."

You want to know a magical trick for parenting?  You're in charge.

I know, revolutionary right?  But really--you are in charge.  However, not in the way you might think.  Here's how:

You're in charge of YOURSELF.  Your thoughts, your emotions, and your actions.  Regardless of what your kids do and who they are (after all you can do to teach them, of course!), only you can manage how you show up around your kids.  

It's not your kids' fault when you're up to your neck with stress, anger, bitterness, fear, and anxiety about parenting them.  That's on you!  The good news is that because of this, you can actually shift how you feel about your kids and parenting--and you are truly capable of doing so.

If you want more joy and less resentment/guilt in your parenthood journey, listen in to this episode with Lisa Andersen from @thrivingmotherhood.  She is brilliant at instructing us how to better manage our thinking so that we find more fulfillment in our parenthood and by extension increase our capacity to better guide our children to manage their own thinking, emotions, and actions.

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