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“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing, as though I had wings.” -Mary Oliver We are home again and it feels so sweet. As I was sitting in the airport with Uma yesterday, after having some rousing conversations with Matthew about life, and our future together, I couldn’t stop thinking of this Mary Oliver quote. I am ready. I am ready to continue to shed. I am ready to continue to explore new terrain. @arielpanowicz
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A “whiny” “bossy” child is usually an overwhelmed child, not a spoiled child Usually whining and bossiness is a last ditch effort to hold it together. The whining is their frustration escaping. They probably want to cry or yell but they are trying to control their reaction to the emotions they are feeling. Being “bossy” is a clear attempt at trying to control the situation. When do we try and assert control? When we feel out of control! So a bossy whiny child is likely an overwhelmed child. Over stimulating environments (like birthday parties, toy stores, lego land), tiredness, developmental changes, changes in routine, foods and even too much screen time can all cause these reactions in some children. Finding what it is that makes them feel overwhelmed is the key. Then you can help them to recognize when that feeling is coming. You can work together to develop strategies for processing emotions safely and knowing how to ask for help effectively. It’s much easier said than done but children don’t spoil, they react to their environments and emotions with the instincts they were born with and the tools they have developed since birth. J. Milburn #responsiveparenting #peacefulparenting #gentleparenting #attachmentparenting #attachment #attachmenttheory #motherhood #parenthood #momblogger #mombloggers #earlychildhoodeducation #earlychildhoodeducator #earlychildhood #childdevelopment #childdevelopmentspecialist #parenting #parent #childhood #momlife #mindfulparenting #meltdowns #empathyispower #kidsareawesome #emotionalintelligence #parentingmemes #parentingjourney #empoweringchildren #emotionalresilience
It sure is tough being the adult sometimes!!
I love the analogy of ‘flipping the lid’ that Dan Siegel uses in his book THE WHOLE BRAIN CHILD.
It refers to when children are in mid meltdown and have literally lost control of their pre frontal cortex (the area of the brain that manages emotional regulation).
During these moments we can’t expect a child to be on their best behaviour (it becomes about survival in the moment) and we need to adjust our expectation to the situation and do whatever we can to help calm them down whilst acknowledging their trouble.
So important we keep in mind that they’re only little and are learning how to manage their emotions through the way we react.
One thing I notice the most about #positiveparenting is that the better I care for myself the more patience I have. The moment I start to let it slip is the moment my tolerance starts to dwindle and I get more annoyed by things that wouldn’t otherwise annoy me.
Mama self care is so critical to being able to manage these types of scenarios.
What does self care look like for you? Is it exercise, work or maybe time out with friends? How do you make sure you’re taking care of yourself as a mother?
My neighbor told me I’m weird for walking with hand weights and I should go to the gym. Afterwards, I told my boys it’s ok to be different, it’s ok to be yourself, it’s ok to not follow societies “norms” and do not stop doing things you love because it makes someone else uncomfortable! . . . #itsoktobedifferent #imnotnormal #beyourself #getoutside
Heads up, mamas. It isn’t the easiest energy this week. It may feel like a lot of what you want to do this week is being blocked and maybe even blocked from some higher authority and it’s not going to feel good. How does that translate in the parenting world? Your kids will feel like you ( or a teacher, coach, etc...someone of higher authority) is stopping them from having something they want, so be mindful of that. We can feel guilt too or others may be more susceptible to this emotion. This can be worked through with clear communication and understanding each other’s needs. Letting the heart ❤️guide is always a good idea. There is intelligence in our heart. We can trust it to let it lead us. Also, less is more this week and it’s also an opportunity to step towards maturity. “Because I said so” is not going to go over well. This Saturn and Sun aspect is exact tomorrow afternoon but you’ll feel it today. And maybe you even experienced it already. Also Mars and Mercury are together in the sky so watch your tone of voice, Mama. There also may be some irritability today. Others may seem angry, irritable. When you put these two planets together you get fiery, possibly hostile communication. #DailyAstrology #ParentingDaily #ConsciousParenting #ParentingByTheMoon #AstrologyForParents #ParentingAstrology #MoonInLibra #libra♎️ #ConsciousLiving #MindfulLiving #AstrologersOfInstagram #AstrologyReadings #Natalchart #Astrological #Mothering #Cosmic #Motherhood #MotherhoodSimplified #CompassionateCommunication #PeacefulParenting #RespectfulParenting
“If I choose to always grow, maybe she will bloom like a wildflower.⠀ ▫️ If I make art of my everyday, she too, will make her days full of colour.⠀ ▫️ If I let tears fall and always when they need, maybe she’ll water the earth with an open heart.⠀ ▫️ If I’m clumsy, crazy and all about her Dad, beautiful crazy love is what her heart will search for.⠀ ▫️ If I let him forever romance me in the wake of day, she will forever know no less.⠀ ▫️ If I say I’m sorry even when it’s hard, maybe she’ll be quick to forgive others.⠀ ▫️⠀ If I choose to speak life in vibrant and rich colours, beige words will never be taught.⠀ ▫️ If I leave pretty love notes handwritten on every wall, affirmations will line the depth of her soul.⠀ ▫️ If I choose the uncomfy and forever shake up my ways, maybe she too will fight to live life bold & brave.⠀ ▫️⠀ If I make time to be alone & make dreaming paramount to my week, she’ll know that solitude is important and should always have its place.⠀ ▫️⠀ If I look in the mirror and speak kind words, she too will forever know her worth.⠀ ▫️⠀ If I fill our house with music, flowers & sweet loving scents, maybe the silhouette of home will always be warmth.⠀ ▫️ If our front door is always open to those who are in need, she’ll learn the golden purpose of life.⠀ ▫️ If I pray out loud and have real conversations with God, maybe she’ll move mountains with her voice.⠀ ▫️ If I tell her I love her a million times a day, maybe, just maybe she’ll learn that even in my flaws, my lack and even in my mistakes I gave her my entire heart.” ⠀ ▫️⠀ Beautiful words, Motherhood Monologues, and image of @tessguinery @theapricotmemoirs : @ilsa_whk for @mothermusemag #raisedgood