Dear Mom of a Challenging Child,
You are amazing.
He is a picky eater and mushrooms make him gag. He sits at the table for two hours every night, and you try to get stuff done and you feel the pressure mounting inside while you keep smiling on the outside.
She never, ever stops talking, and her need for every detail to be perfect, down to how her sock feels on her right foot drives you crazy. You patiently smile and work with the sock. Until you can’t anymore.
And after they are finally in bed, you cry. Or you have to get a drink.
I get you.
And I think you are amazing. Because you are sticking with them.
But a little help wouldn’t hurt.
My passion in life is to be a Hope Bearer.
I do that by showing you that without changing your actual circumstances (your child’s socks will still feel scratchy to her), you can learn to change your thoughts so that they serve you rather than cause frustration.
And your child can learn that even though mushrooms might always feel slimy, he can think thoughts that will help him concerning mushrooms.
When we become aware of our own thoughts, we realize their power.
Young or old, we can learn to manage our minds.
As adults, we can be in the driver’s seat of our life, not our calendar, our kids, our business, our lack of time, frustrations, or endless questions. I am putting the finishing touches on an online coaching program designed especially to help you. It involves 10 minutes of daily self-coaching and an option for weekly individual coaching with me. Shoot me an email if you want to know when it is ready to launch so you can make an informed decision about it.
As children, we can learn to choose thoughts that bring about feelings that help us. I am excited about my first Children’s Book, Waiting for Isaiah, that addresses this exact issue in ways that any child can understand.