Expert Tips On Mindful Parenting (For Everything Motherhood Throws At You)
8. Be Curious
And your ability to feel compassion will grow. Dr. Kuzirian shared, "If we see behavior in our children that we don't like, before we feel the need to blame ourselves or become critical of them, start by being curious. Wondering is such a powerful tool. I wonder why they said that? I wonder how they are feeling right now? I wonder if this is the best way they have to cope with something right now? Being curious about our world keeps our mind active and engaged, open to a more clear picture of what is actually happening than our judgmental mind would allow. Practicing a nonjudgmental approach leads to a kinder voice in our head, and the voice in our head is often the voice that pops out at our children."