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πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜€π™ΏπšŠπš›πšŽπš—πšπšœ πš πš‘πš˜ πšŠπš›πšŽ πš‘πšŠπš›πš πš˜πš— πšπš‘πšŽπš–πšœπšŽπš•πšŸπšŽπšœ: π™³πš˜ πšπš‘πš’πšœ πšŽπš‘πšŽπš›πšŒπš’πšœπšŽ (π˜ͺ𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘢’π˜₯ 𝘭π˜ͺ𝘬𝘦)😀😀 Write a letter to yourself expressing, empathy, validation, and compassion…to you.I know that you might think that you have to be hard on you, but more being hard on yourself likely isn’t going to get you where you want to go. It may…

Read more Compassion opens doors you never knew existed

Have you ever had a hard time setting limits with your child? I have. I have had a hard time wondering what kind of limit is appropriate and also being consistent, and helping my children understand the bigger picture. So, I created a series of questions to get me/you thinking. Answer these questions and you’ll…

Read more Setting Limits with your Child

It is because they are scared and feel threatened. Really? From a child? It’s hard to imagine that a child’s behavior could have me feel threatened. But that’s what happens when I react angrily. Most parents miss this and as a result miss out on addressing the root cause of their impatience or reactivity. The…

Read more Why Parents Get Triggered

When the brain feels threatened it looks for the target of that threat, and reacts to it. Much of the work of parenting is to monitor and regulate our own state so that we do not mistake our children for threats. The difference between a regulated brain and threatened brain is staggering. A threatened person…

Read more The Self Regulated Parent

Let’s say I was able to go back in time and talk to my old self. Past Drew would not like all this talk of self-regulation and personal responsibility. It was clear to Past Drew that the kids were the problem. Past Drew spent a lot of time worried about the behavior of his children.…

Read more Future Drew Meets Past Drew

Toxic parenting leads to toxic relationships later on. How kids learn to relate when they are young repeats itself later on in adult partner relationships. Toxic parenting sounds like this: – You are making me sad/frustrated…. – Do this for mommy – You’re not sad. Stop crying. You are just trying to…. – If you…

Read more Reap What We Sow