10 Habits for Raising Kind and Well Adjusted Children

Y’all have to read this amazing blog posts from mother.ly.com

If you’re already doing these things, GREAT! If not, think about one step you could take today to incorporate one or more of these practices. 

I always remind myself and other budding parents to think about how we would want to be approached if we were to do something harmful or hurtful to another. I know I for one do not enjoy being shamed, blamed, or berated… and I never seem to learn much from it either (but maybe that’s just me). It tends to result in me going into fight, flight, or freeze (typically freeze), experience increased heart rate, irregular breathing patterns, and fear of the individual approaching me in this way. This in turn makes me feel horrible in my mind, body, and soul. So when I think about how to approach difficult situations with my wee one, I have to ask the question, “Is that how I want him to feel?” The answer is, Absolutely Not! 

I want him to feel safe, comfortable, and confident in his ability to learn, grow, and live in a way that is balanced and productive for his developing mind, body, and soul. 

We are all human, and all deserve to be treated with equal kindness and care. I think the 10 habits shared in this article are a great way to get there!

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 10 Habits for Raising Kind and Well Adjusted Children: https://www.mother.ly/child/10-ways-to-shape-a-kind-well-adjusted-child#close

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About Me? Well geez... I haven't had anyone ask about me in gosh I don't know how long! Okay, okay I may be exaggerating a tad, but some days being a mom does feel like I am the last priority on the list. I am the mother of one adorably bright little boy named Hayden James. He is two years old and rocks my world in the best and most challenging of ways. I'm sure if you're a parent, you can understand that statement. I decided to start a family with my handsome hubby after moving to our favorite mountain community in California! We love spending time in the fresh mountain air, hosting gatherings for family and friends, and sitting back staring in awe at the little creation we made from scratch! I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology which is my other love. I am a practicing Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and especially value providing education on parenting. This area of my profession keeps me focused on continuing to learn and grow with regard to being a parent myself... a necessary task if I am to provide a platform for others to learn and grow in this area. I am always my first client, and work diligently to clear the path for others that may come to me in need of guidance. Parenting unfortunately does not come with a manual, but we are fortunate to have a sea of research and knowledge available to us on how to parent our children in ways that allow our children to grow up into the best versions of themselves possible! This is the knowledge I have spent years of my life accumulating and sharing with others. This is one space in which I am choosing to happily share that knowledge. So... if you're the type of person who is looking to start a family some day or already have, and want answers on what's best (according to me and lots and lots of research), then you've come to the right place! I also just like to have fun and be silly with being a parent too... it's either that or pull my hair out (and I rather like my hair), so silly, funny me is what you get ; D. Enjoy and happy parenting!

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