Monday, June 09, 2008

The Daily Groove

I have been receiving daily emails on parenting from Scott Noelle for well over a year. I just love his insite and guidance. I thought I would share his most recent email here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle

Do you ever feel like your child is "running your life"? This Tuesday at 7pm/PT (10pm/ET) members of my group coaching program are invited to join me for a conference call to discuss how to avoid coercive parenting without feeling coerced yourself. Details in the member forums.

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The One-Body Principle

Suppose your right leg began twitching for no apparentreason. If it persisted, you'd do something about it.You might massage your leg or take some vitamins that support nerve functions.

But you wouldn't yell at your leg or threaten to hurt it! Nor would you ignore it and think, "It's the leg'sproblem, not mine." Such responses wouldn't make sense because your leg is a part of YOU.

Likewise, when your child's behavior seems unreasonable, you can overcome the temptation to react negatively by responding to your child as if s/he were a part of your body.

Like the parts of your body, your child functions well when you pay attention to his or her signals and, instead of resisting those signals, you do your best to honor and respond to them.

There's no blame; you just deal with it. Today, imagine you and your child are like one body and notice how that perspective affects your interactions.

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