I remember when our boys were younger. We were both working crazy hours, and running all over the place for activities and play dates. I was always exhausted, and often short-tempered. I tried to give everything I had to our kids, leaving myself empty.
We all need to rejuvenate ourselves in order to be able to give to others!
A good place to start is to take ten minutes to make a list of the things that make you feel good. My list includes listening to music, creating something, taking a bath, sitting quietly for five minutes alone, baking bread, digging in the dirt, knitting, shutting my eyes in the sunshine, taking a walk, putting moisturizer on my face, and getting a massage. What's on your list?
If you would like to learn more about the Positive Discipline model which helps build connections and relationships, and how to raise respectful, resourceful and responsible children, check out our upcoming introductory and 6-week class schedule at www.positivedisciplinewesternct.org. .
Positive Discipline of Western CT inspires and promotes the development of life skills and respectful relationships in families, schools, and businesses in our local communities. We provide classes to parents, caregivers, educators and youth development workers to help strengthen relationships with children, encouraging them to be responsible, resourceful and self-reliant.