I have yet to meet a parent who is the paragon of zen, calm, smiling, constantly colouring, playing football, baking, laughing… The reality is a lot grittier. There is lots of fun yes! Of course! And in between the fun times, there are some boring times, and then times where it can be a struggle to feel calm, especially if your child is challenging you and pushing your boundaries.
And they will – that’s how they learn!
So this piece is about how to reign in the rage. How to catch your feelings before they explode into temper and you’re left feeling awful, tired and worse – guilty.
I wrote it exclusively for Voiceboks.com and here’s the link. I sincerely hope you find it helpful and feel free to comment there or below here. I always welcome feedback and suggestions!