Just 10 short years ago we were struggling BIG time on the parenting journey. One of the biggest things we struggled with was our response. When our children became triggered, or melted down, or were anxious, or dysregulated, we responded the wrong way. And frankly, that caused things to become worse. Fortunately, through a series of transformational events (trainings, readings, and research) we discovered a new way to respond. One that brought healing, connection, and began to repair broken attachment.
Here are a few things we discussed in this episode….
- Your response to your children changes the game. What does that mean? Simply put, it is the pathway to healing. When you exchange frustration for compassion, or sharpness for calmness, your children’s felt safety level increases. And that leads to healing.
“Your calm and compassionate response is an ointment to a child’s emotional wounds.”
- A renewed response builds trust. In the same vein as #1, a calm and compassionate response lets your child know he or she can trust you.
- Your response builds attachment. Many of our children deal with broken or disrupted attachment due to early childhood trauma. A calm and compassionate response works to repair and rebuild this. How can we accomplish this? In short, become knowledgeable about trauma.
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