Thursday, November 21, 2013

Quick 5 for a Better Day with Kiddos

Undoubtably if you are a parent you've had a day when you feel like the kids are playing a game of ganging up on you and you are losing. And not just losing a little bit, losing horribly. No matter what you do they won't stop whining, screaming, being mouthy, or whatever it is that pushes your buttons. Kids can be masters at knowing just the right button to push, but before you throw in the towel, here are 5 quick tips to help you through your day.

1. Breathe 
I know it sounds so simple but breathe...without huffing. Breath deep and slow to calm yourself.

2. Be Patient
Remember they think like kids, they act like kids, because they are kids.

3. Laugh
Do something silly, make a funny face, tell a joke, laugh with them. Or better yet, let them laugh at you.

4. Be Kind
As adults we develop thick skin, but little ones don't. Be conscious of your tone of voice, sometimes it's not what you say but how you say it.

5. Hugs
Hug your kids! This is a favorite for me, who doesn't love giving or receiving a hug from your little ones?

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