Last spring/ summer I wrote the rough draft of the book Enjoy Parenting. I created modules for the CPF membership, I put together challenges for moms, and wrote articles. This spring? I’m struggling.
Distance learning and managing everyone’s big feelings has been the most time consuming thing I’ve experienced. It’s exhausting.
So why would I add something else to your overwhelmed plate?
How do you want to spend your time?
Asking your kids to do something over and over again until you end up yelling and it becomes a whole THING.
Disagreeing with your spouse about how to handle behavior, set up systems, expectations for your home and feeling frustrated about it all the time?
Spend a little time clarifying your family values and communicating those. What do you think would happen if you did that? Get your family on the same page with clear expectations for THIS summer- however crazy of a world it is?!
Spend a little time learning some legit behavior tools to minimize the power struggles?
I know that if you put your learning first and commit to doing something to turn things positive in your home, that your busy exhausted lifestyle can change to a happier one. To one with less arguments and tantrums. How do I know this? Because I’ve seen it work in so many families including my own. Because oodles of scientific research says these things work. It just works.
How do you want to spend your time this summer? Prioritize connection and values? Then invest a little time in yourself to make it happen.