Parenting, big picture is a difficult job. Yes, it is the most rewarding job you’ll ever have but let’s be honest – there are a lot of moving pieces! Whether you have preschoolers or high-schoolers, times of transition offer big challenges; a new school year, making new friends, the loss of a family member, moving homes, etc. Anything that disrupts their lives, risks disrupting their daily routine, ability to stay focused, anxiety levels, emotional regulation, and more.
Even daily transitions like getting out the door to school, going to a play date, or getting everyone to the table for dinner can raise the stress level within a family. The attached article dives into the frenzy of “Come on everyone, let’s go!” and invites parents to take a closer look at the source of this chaos. Can mindful parenting and a change in our own transition patterns alleviate daily stress and furthermore, teach our children how to handle bigger transitions with greater ease?
There are always going to be hurried moments of stress and transitions that we can’t prepare for but we owe it to ourselves and our kids to be open to parenting techniques that help us handle the ones we can.