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7 EASY Ways To Become A More Empathic Parent

1. Start journaling your parenting experience Writing things down can help you on a number of different levels, one of which is diffusing the situation and often putting your thoughts into words helps you find clarity. It’s also quite cathartic! 2. Come up with some mantras In the heat of the moment one of the best things we can do is take a pause. A physical action like jumping or shaking can help and repeating a mantra such as “My child is not a problem, my child is having a problem.” Or “This is not an emergency…” (as our limbic…

Find Your Tribe

Recent events make it more important than ever to find the best aspects of human nature. I’ve talked before about how important it is to Build A Village. I think people (parents particularly) think it’s a weakness to ask for help or show an inability to cope but there is so much unnecessary suffering that comes from a lack of support and there is so much magic that comes from finding your tribe! Last week my week consisted of child-swaps with close friends, shared dinners, play-dates, empathy group and helping each other out in different ways all whilst discussing parenting,…