What Do You and Your Children Need Today?
What do you and your children need today?
I know it! You’re saying coffee for you and a nap for your kiddos. Am I right when I say that you’ve already had a coffee or two by the time you found this blog post?!
Maybe you’re saying that you need a bubble bath or time to yourself. Couldn’t someone else take the kids for a few hours? How amazing would it be to clean the house without it being messed up five minutes later? How about having an in house chef? Am I anywhere close to what you need today?
I understand you, Mama. Let’s talk about how you can be strengthened so that you keep loving well and living well. What do you and your children need today?
STRONG MAMA, YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN NEED THESE THREE THINGS
- Feels (minute 2:07)
- Needs (minute 6:13)
- Proper expectations (minute 12:13)
You have all of the same feels and needs that your children have. Don’t ignore this for yourself, too. Children regulate to your state, to the atmosphere you set in the home.
As you meet yours and your children’s FEELS and NEEDS, everyone feels safe, connected, valued, and without a worry about food and water. They’ve had good rest and down time. Their basic survival needs are met.
This may seem basic to you, but understanding this gave me a practical, more balanced perspective for my parenting and for our homeschool days.
It allowed me to give myself and the children so much more grace and understanding in the moment.
Knowing that this behavior, this outburst, this tantrum, isn’t who my child is…it isn’t who I am. They are or I am just responding out of unmet needs or unmet feelings….I’m tired. They’re hungry. The day kind of got off the rails. We need to refuel and reconnect. Rest a bit. Laugh or have a dance party and get our bodies moving.
Then we can come back to the work with a better perspective, ready and willing to learn.
How about you, Mama? How does knowing this help you feel strengthened?
WANT TO BE A STRONGER MAMA?
What would it look like for you and for your family if you could make better sense of your child’s feelings? How many fewer tantrums and outbursts would there be in your home if you better understand and anticipated yours and their physical needs? Would you appreciate having realistic, attainable expections for once? If you said “Yes!” to one or all of these, I can help.
If you think you are ready to be a stronger mama, book a Renewed Mama Coaching chat now. We will talk through your specific frustrations, what you’ve already tried that isn’t working, and what you can try instead. We’ll go fruit to root together and help you to think, speak, and to respond in a renewed way the next time you are triggered.
You do not have to do it alone. You are not alone. It is so much better working through it together.
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