From Love and Logic:
What happens when our bucket is empty, we have nothing to give.
Christmas is over and we are back in the sludge of our January routine. Parents are feeling more stressed than ever, especially with the ongoing pandemic affecting us in so many ways.
The skies are grey and anxiety and stress are on the rise. At this time, we think it might help to remember the First Rule of Love and Logic: Loving our children requires that we first take care of ourselves in loving, unselfish ways.
Too frequently, we are led to believe that “good parents” should sacrifice their own needs to serve their children. While this sounds sweet and ever so appropriate, trying to accomplish it leaves our love reserves depleted:
When our bucket is empty, we have nothing to give.
Love and Logic is not about being narcissistic or selfish- it’s about giving kids the gift of patient, encouraging, relaxed, and enthusiastic role models. Here are a few tips to start the New Year off right.
- Focus on what you can control.
- Set limits to avoid becoming a doormat.
- Provide discipline when it’s convenient for you.
- Refresh your skills.
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