Expert Tips On Mindful Parenting (For Everything Motherhood Throws At You)
16. Be Mindful Of Your Explanations
It's good to be truthful with your kids, but don't lose sight of what they're ready to hear. Dr. Kuzirian shared, "Refrain from sharing adult or graphic details but answer them honestly. It’s okay to be brief and then check in with their thoughts and feelings. Validate these feelings. They may ask the same questions again and again, it doesn’t mean you aren’t answering them 'correctly' it’s a normal part of the process. They are seeking reassurance. Let them know they are safe and they are loved. Remind them of their strengths and the strengths of your family or community. Sitting with their feelings is enough, but you can also explore what being worried feels like in your child's body and offer to practice some deep breathing or body stretches if they show interest."