Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Being the Parent You Really Want to Be

Do you ever feel like you're a "Dr. Jekell and Mr. Hyde" in your parenting? One part of you is loving, patient and understanding. Then there's this OTHER part that shows up ... you yell (or really want to), feel utterly frustrated, stressed out, and want to escape. 

Both are valid; an honest expression of how you feel in the moment.

Here's the deal ... as parents, we have one foot in "reactive" parenting, and one foot in a conscious, response-based approach that feels right to us. Wouldn't it be nice to be in that conscious one more often?