Quote of the Week
"Whatever the question, love is the answer." -- Wayne W. Dyer
"My parenting mantra is "Choose Love." This reminds me that in any situation where fear is tightening its grip or anger is building toward an explosion, I can defuse the situation. I may not know what to do or say. I may be scared, or angry. But I always have the choice to turn away from fear or anger, to open the door and let love in.
I can't always pull this off, but when I can, it always transforms the situation. In fact, it can turn things around so completely that it feels miraculous." This week's featured article by Dr. Laura Markham offers insights into how we can embrace compassionate and mindful parenting by choosing love." [read article]
Title: How We Love Our Kids: The Five Love Styles of Parenting
By: Kay Yerkovich and Milan Yerkovich
Why? "I think anyone who is a parent or considering becoming a parent should have to read a book like this. It will help you understand yourself better and in turn understand and relate to your children better. Everyone needs and wants to feel understood, validated, and valued. If a child grows up without these things it will most likely cause him/her to develop insecurity and self-esteem issues that will follow them into adulthood. This book points out things that we often do or say to our children hoping to make them feel better, when what we're saying actually makes them feel like we don't understand them! Good, conscientious parenting is difficult at best! What's in this book will hopefully enlighten you and help you be the "best" parent you can be." -- Amazon Reviewer
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Be The Change
Next time you get triggered, stop, drop your agenda, and take a deep breath. Then choose love. See what kind of miracle you can make.
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