As parents respond to their imperfections with kindness, children will learn to treat themselves with compassion too! Being a parent is challenging, no matter what age your children are. Parenting with compassion is a way to treat ourselves with gentleness as we struggle with the demands of parenting. Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson comes alongside yAs parents respond to their imperfections with kindness, children will learn to treat themselves with compassion too! Being a parent is challenging, no matter what age your children are. Parenting with compassion is a way to treat ourselves with gentleness as we struggle with the demands of parenting. Licensed marriage and family therapist Kim Fredrickson comes alongside you as an imperfect mom and counselor to help you parent with compassion. Not only for your children, but for yourself too! When we exercise self-compassion, we: • have more love and compassion to give • don’t waste precious energy beating ourselves up • correct mistakes and repair hurts with our children • learn what we don’t know and find solutions Children also need to learn how to be compassionate with themselves. They are constantly learning new things through trial and error, which involves lots of failure. When kids practice self-compassion, they become more resilient, feel better about themselves, and have a greater ability to handle life’s problems. ...
|Title||:||give your kids a break parenting with compassion for you and your children|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||401 Pages|
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give your kids a break parenting with compassion for you and your children Reviews
I can't say enough about how this book has helped me through an especially challenging season with my tween. Reading it is like sitting down with a wise mentor across the table who takes your hand and walks you through the parenting journey.I love that it not only focuses on showing ourselves grace as parents, but it also provides practical ways to relate to our children emotionally, as well as discipline them in a way that doesn't break their spirit. I especially love the sample scripts provided throughout the book. It's so helpful to see examples of how to phrase things with my children. I'm happy to say that after using some of the scripts in my own house, major blow-ups have been avoided completely. Some of the advice was repeated throughout the book, which I personally found helpful for embedding the concepts in my mind.Wherever you are in your parenting journey, do yourself a favor and read this book!
This book offers a compassionate view of parenting that applies to our children and ourselves. I especially appreciated the way each principle demonstrated compassion and understanding to where our children are in their development and where parents are in their own lives. The author emphasizes that parents also have frustrations, emotions, and attitudes-and giving our best effort (while responding to ourselves with compassion when we fall short) models the perspective of truth and grace we want for our children.
I consider GIVE YOUR KIDS A BREAK a detailed resource for working through common situations, emotions, and examples of the "How To's" that continuously pop up during child rearing. The author's professional experience shines through every page as she shuffles through the billions of situations that need "to be handled" by our parental genius.I am in awe of her wisdom and simplicity as she breaks things down into "not so scary", reality-based, common moments. We all wish we had a pocket-sized guidebook to retrieve from our hip pocket on a moment's notice to help us LEAD our growing families to resolution. This book is that guide. Fredrickson's personal history and professional experience provide the parent with a gentle and holistic way to navigate each situation so that the kid is nurtured, guided and provided with an example of love both for the child and the parent. Everyone wins. I choose to use the word LEAD because that is what her book does. GIVE YOUR CHILDREN A BREAK also gives the parent a break.Through simplifying the everyday moments of conflict of "whose the boss" dynamics, Kim has presented those dynamics from a nurturing position no matter what challenge the child puts in front of you. She turns every situation inside out, presents the behavior, explains the children's in-the-moment need, and suggests the words, attitude and focus to ease everybody back into functional and age-appropriate roles. I was amazed at the numerous parenting situations she brought out for discussion--she did not miss a trick. She presented both the kid's emotional needs as well as the parent's and focused on leading everyone in that direction. This is a very well written and valuable guide that should be on every parent's and grandparent's bedside table.