As parents, we embark on a beautiful journey with our children, witnessing their growth and development at every step.
Along this path, we encounter moments of joy, laughter, and love, but we also face challenges and complexities that can be overwhelming.
As our children grow and navigate new emotions, they may struggle to find the right words to express what's happening inside. That's where the "Feeling Wheel" becomes an invaluable tool – a compass guiding the ups and downs of emotions in our homes or even during car rides.
We want to help our kids to develop their emotional literacy and learn how to describe emotions beyond "Happy," "Sad," "Mad," and "Scared." When we ask our children how they feel, their answers are often limited.
"Happy," "Sad," "Mad," and "Scared" are fundamental emotions, but the richness of our emotional landscape extends far beyond these four labels. The Feeling Wheel unlocks a treasure trove of emotions, giving our children a vocabulary to...
Hi Brave Friends,
In the fast-paced and demanding world we live in, it's easy for parents and children to neglect their own well-being while attending to the responsibilities of daily life. However, self-care is not just a luxury but a crucial aspect of maintaining a healthy and balanced life for both parents and children. Taking care of one's mental and physical health is not only essential for personal well-being but also for fostering stronger family bonds and promoting a positive environment.
For parents, self-care practices range from simple strategies like getting enough rest, setting boundaries, and engaging in hobbies to more profound exercises like mindfulness and seeking support from loved ones. Embracing these practices can help parents maintain their sense of self amidst the responsibilities of parenthood and foster a healthier, more nurturing environment for their children.
Self-care Tips for Parents:
Hi Brave Friends,
As part of the Inner Spring Cleaning, I will be sharing weekly meditations.
This week we start with a Loving Kindness Meditation to help inspire compassion for yourself, family, friends, and even those people that bring up negative emotions in you.
There is a free Love and Kindness Journaling Page that is included in The Inner Spring Cleaning Mental Health Cleanse Journal that you can download. Do this quick activity after your meditation! This will really help you deepen your experience.
Meditating has been the one thing that has truly made a difference in how I feel and how I react to everyday stressors in my life.
I would love to hear your thoughts after doing this practice. Please leave a comment below.
I have a poster that you can print out and keep by your workspace so that you can do this practice anytime.
Wishing you a wonderful day!