On the Mindful Parenting Path I read SO many books, attended workshops, trainings, and jumped down dozens of learning rabbit holes. I’m embarrassed to say it took me 5 years to get where I am now – and lets be honest, I’m still doing a LOT of work!
However, the day my kids both melted down at the grocery store and fully lost it was a turning a point. I left all my purchases in the check out line, drug my kids to the car and belted them – kicking and screaming – into their seats. I slammed the door so hard it broke and didn’t open for weeks. Then I stomped back into the store with tears streaming down my face to pay for my groceries, avoiding eye contact with all the shocked onlookers.
I pulled out of the parking lot, drove my kids to their preschool – which was not expecting them on this day – and dropped them off explaining that I was not fit to parent them. They deserved a better mom.
That day was rock bottom for me. Since then I’ve worked tirelessly to change the beliefs in MYSELF that were keeping me from connecting and problem solving with my kids. In turn, they felt calmer and safer, life slowly got easier for all of us.
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