This post was written for inclusion in the 10 Week Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival hosted by Prenatal to Parenting. This week our participants have written about Developing Positive Self-Talk. We hope you enjoy this week’s posts and consider joining us next week when we share about a week of Watching Our Language.
I am often amazed at how much grace we give to others, but not to ourselves. It is said that we are our own worst critic. Why is this? I think it is because we have been trained to compare ourselves to the world around us; our peer group, our family, media ("Marsha Marsha Marsha" complex from Brady Bunch is one example) -- the list goes on. Now that I have joined the world of not just mommyhood, but MoM-hood (Mom of Multiples) of course there is comparison!! Especially since I am a first time mom.
- I had to remind myself that asking for help IS ok.
- I have had to ask hubby's opinion about some parenting issue when I feel helpless to solve it.
- I have had to stop to breathe so that I don't go in the frustrated spiral of helplessness and exasperation.
Affirmations– Sarah from Prenatal to Parenting turns anger into Peaceful Parenting Affirmations for herself.
Week #6- developing Positive Self Talk– Jennifer from Children’s Directory says yes every day for a year.
Positive Self Talk – Peaceful Parenting Challenge – Week 6 - Katrina from Kalem Photography has been developing positive self-talk for about 30 years.
Positive Self-Talk – Ricky from Daddy Blogger is feeling more comfortable with this week’s challenge.
Week 6 - Positive Self Talk– Amanda from Sticky Hands practices positive self-talk out loud for the benefit of her most important audience.
Positive Transitions - Lolly from My Journey Home is back to a stressful job after maternity leave.
I am a good mother – Michelle from My Peaceful Parenting praises herself when she doesn’t lose it.