“When you mess up with your kid, be kind to yourself. You can’t do better by feeling worse.” – Sarah Rosensweet
When your child is having a hard time, you know that being hard on them doesn’t help.
Just like you respond to your child with compassion when they mess up, give yourself some love when you mess up.
Beating yourself up will actually make you act worse. Feeling bad = Acting bad.
Say to yourself, “I am worthy and loveable even though I messed up.”
You can learn from your mistakes and try to do better next time much more easily when you’re not stuck in a shame cycle.
Talk to yourself like your inner best friend, not your inner mean girl.
Sarah Rosensweet is a certified peaceful parenting coach, speaker, and educator. She lives in Toronto with her husband and three big kids (ages 15, 18, and 21). Peaceful parenting is a non-punitive, connection-based approach that uses firm limits with lots of empathy. Sarah works one-on-one virtually with parents all over the world to help them go from frustrated and overwhelmed to, “We’ve got this!”
Read more at: www.sarahrosensweet.com