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Changing my parenting lens

Three ways to become a more empathetic + patient parent I am almost nine years into this parenting gig, and it is true what they say: I was a much better parent before I had my own kids. My own children have taught me more than I paid to learn in university. Kids are constantly teaching us, we just have to be quiet and listen. When parenting children with challenging behaviour, I have found it easy to slide into anger, frustration, pity parties, and yelling. In the book “The Explosive Child” by clinical child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, he talks about making a “lens change”. Our lenses are the beliefs we hold about our children’s behaviour and our role as...

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