December Survival Guide | 21 Dec 2018

December Survival Guide…TIP 21

Children ??

Children are wonderful. They make us laugh?, they shock us?, they smile?, they hug us?, they play the most incredible imaginary games?… but sometimes they can stress us out too?!

We can’t change our childrens thought ? processes today, or the thought processes ?of other children ??? we might come into contact with during festive? family visits. We can however, consider our own thought processes ? and our own behaviours ? .

If children in your family are getting excitable and a little giddy?, or maybe sibling rivalry is well and truly in force and the bickering ??has commenced. Take some time ⌚to consider your responses to your interactions with them?.

We all have chemicals in our brains ? that mirror? those around us. If we are feeling particularly stressed ?‍♂️?‍♀️about something, and then our children get the backlash?‍♂️?‍♀️ of that they will begin to mirror your feelings and behaviours too.

Before you know it, there is a downward spiral☠️ in the form of you being adult?‍♀️, expecting your child to respond as an adult too?‍♂️, and your child responding as a child?‍♂️, and in turn you then respond as a child too?‍♀️. You let your inner chimp ?take control, instead of taking a step back and allowing you to be in control?‍?‍?‍?.

So for todays task, I’d like you to imagine feeling on top of the world?. Feeling like everything was going amazing?, and then all of a sudden being interrupted by your child?. Imagine your response when your mood is so wonderful? ?‍♀️?‍♂️

If you responded in that way more often, how might that help you to cope a little better with excitable, giddy children? ?❤️❤️

Have a beautiful day xxx