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I trust you are doing regular check-ups on your efforts to become a gentler parent. Have you reviewed the 12 steps we learned about several years ago? Do you notice a particular area in which you have difficulty? It may be of help to review all of the steps and take note of those you need to do more work on.
The more I learn about Attachment/Gentle Parenting, the more I believe in it and agree with it. LR Knost continues to inspire me. I recently read this by her:
“Every strength has a corresponding challenge, and every challenge has a corresponding strength…
“The inattentive child may be a deep thinker.
The uncooperative child may be a good leader.
The emotionally-charged child may be gifted with exceptional empathy.
The rule-defying child may be an out-of-the-box innovator.
“When faced with challenging behaviors, look for the corresponding strengths and focus on nurturing that gift while providing gentle guidance and coping techniques for the challenging areas.
That is the essence of working with, instead of against, the unique human our children were created to be.”
I hope you find that as inspirational as I. That says to me that instead of trying to change the person God made so that s/he better suits our own preference, that we should work toward accepting the child for what s/he was created to be while guiding him/her to be the best person possible. Prayer that He will walk with you and your child(ren) as you work to do His will, and will keep you encouraged.
I saw this on Facebook this week:
IMPORTANT: Be prepared in case Hurricane Matthew visits the area as expected.
Have on hand food and water for each person in the home for a week.
Have 30 days of medicines/medical supplies.
Have extra batteries or chargers for cell phones and radios.
Fill your car and/or a gas can beforehand.
Have cash on hand. Banks may be closed & ATMs/credit cards may not work.
©2016 Brenda Holland-Robinson