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If someone would ask you what is the thing that most surprised you in your parenting journey, what would you answer?
For me, the answer came a few years ago, and although it was painful to admit at first, it changed my life ever since.
I still clearly remember that evening. My son was a toddler, and I was in one of the lowest seasons of my motherhood journey.
The bedtime routine turned out to be a real struggle, and I could feel the anger grow inside me. My son was ignoring every request, and I was SO exhausted!
As time went by, my anger felt so powerful that it even scared me.
My tone turned sharper with every new request.
My words turned angrier with every refusal I faced.
I knew I wasn’t the kind and patient mom I wanted to be, but I just couldn’t stop myself from being angry.
An exhausting half an hour later, we finally went to sleep. As I was laying in bed next to my son, he wrapped his arm around my neck and put his face very close to mine.
This little gesture had an amazing effect on me. All the anger suddenly faded away.
But I was left with so many questions that weighed me down.
How could I get so angry at the person that I love the most in my life?
Why was it so hard to stay calm even though I knew how much it mattered?
What made that anger so powerful that it prevented me from being the kind and peaceful mom I wanted to be?
I carried these questions in my heart for a long time through my journey of becoming a calmer parent.
They helped me unravel things about myself that I never fully understood before: the emotional wounds that I was carrying ever since I was a child, the fear and powerlessness that were hidden behind my anger, and most important, the power of the love I have for my son to help me heal everything that was hurting inside of me.
So for me, the most surprising thing about parenting was dealing with anger. If you ever felt overwhelmed by anger in your interactions with your kids, maybe you can relate to this as well!
A few years ago, when I started my journey of becoming a calmer parent, I never imagined how much it would impact my life! And I feel so grateful for everything I learned (and I am still learning) along this journey!
This experience inspired me to use everything I learned so far to create an online resource that will help parents add more calm and confidence to their parenting.
This is how the idea of a Peaceful Parenting Bootcamp appeared and today I want to invite you to join it!
⭐ Your special invitation to join the Peaceful Parenting Bootcamp
During this FREE online series I will share with you:
- What is the most important thing that you need to know to make positive parenting work for your family
- What hides behind parenting anger and how to stop getting angry at your kids
- How to lay the foundation for a close and strong relationship with your children
- What is the secret to handling negative behavior in a gentle way and get kids to listen without punishments and threats
- How to start using positive discipline to help your children improve their behavior.
If you feel like you need more support and inspiration in becoming a more peaceful and positive parent, I think that I’ll love this series!
I can’t wait to share all the tips and ideas with you!