Gratitude

I have to admit that the concept of joy being the product of gratitude had me perplexed at first. Then began my journey to see if I could be in relationship with joy, even if at a greater distance, during the tough times that life delt me.

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Empathy

The steps of empathy are to connect with the emotion another person is feeling, remember a time when we felt that emotion and then speak from that place. It has an amazing power to connect. When implemented correctly, it feels like a parental super power! However, it’s hard to get right. What are the ‘steps before the steps’ that need to happen to even allow empathy to be an option?

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Triggered & Regaining Calm

Losing your cool. Flipping your lid. Getting triggered. No matter what you call it, it is likely you know exactly what we are talking about. We know our triggered reactions are not productive but we just can’t help it…or can we? Listen in to this talk on how to regain calm and what to do with that calm.

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Resilience

Allowing our children to fail in order to teach them resilience is hard lesson for parent and child. As parents we don’t want to see our children fall but how else will they learn how to rise? Hope is a function of struggle. We all have to struggle and find our way through it in order to believe we can.

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You’re embarrassing me!

Embarrassing our kids is part of our job description, mostly we expect it and shrug it off, but what happens when it gets personal? When a request to stop embarrassing them hits a nerve and something deeper in us?

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Perfectionism

Our job is not to keep or make our children perfect. Our job is to show them that they are worthy of love and belonging just as they are.

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Boundaries

Setting boundaries allows us to be far more loving because it keeps us out of anger and resentment. When we set boundaries, we say yes to us and yes to kindness. 

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Stable Bows

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are set forth.” This quote, from poet Khalil Gibran was a catalyst for us in starting Grounded Parents Group.

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