Dialing Down the Intensity
It's easy to get to your breaking point when you're a parent. Whatever your trigger is- too much noise, too much whining, too much to do, or too much out of your control. It's easy to get overloaded and then take out our intensity onto our kids- which doesn't help them and doesn't help us, either.
For one, it's helpful to be more aware of our own triggers and patterns. It's also helpful to take responsibility for our stress and learn to cope with it in more productive ways so that we don't flood our kids with our unprocessed emotions or energy.
What can you do over the next few days to work on dialing down the intensity?