Ask your child - “Which of our grown-up friends do you like hanging out with?”
Get less done
Give yourself permission to be a ‘good enough’ parent, not a perfect one. Even if you’re running a little late, or forgetting your lunch, you’re still managing to get out of bed and keep going. That’s enough for now.
Ask your child - “What’s your favourite thing to do to help me?”
It’s easy to take things out on the people who love you the most - including your kids. That’s why we suggest a ‘take two’. When you’ve had it up to here and you let it show by getting your shout on, try again. You could say, “Just a moment, let me try that again with my calm mummy voice.” Your kids will find it funny, and it will help you to reset.
Ask your child - “What helps you to feel calm?”
Pain is pain and it will always show up in seasons of our life. Whatever the season, you are still the answer to every question for your child. Remember that even if you walk with a limp for a bit, your child will be okay because you are there with them.