Parenting Hard? Remember the Keys!

by | Mar 19, 2023 | Blog, Featured, Parenting

Parenting—it isn’t easy. There are so many tips and tricks out there!

When you get overwhelmed, try narrowing your focus to the three keys below.

Parenting Key 1

Relationship comes first.

If your connection is strong, your child is more likely to follow your lead. When your relationship is broken—their behavior will speak volumes.

Parenting Key 2

Co-regulate to calm emotions.

Children can’t calm down without support. When we are calm, their nervous system will match ours. Co-regulation is vital for both you and your child.

Parenting Key 3

Work through solutions together.

Not only is problem-solving together going to get your child more willing—but it also builds the skills they need to think through a problem critically.

Don’t get stuck on the details—stick with the keys.

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Article adapted from a Facebook post by Krysten Taprell @ The Therapist Parent.

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