Self-regulation is the single most important “parenting skill”

This, of course, can bring up a lot of questions!!

🤷‍♀️ What is this elusive “self-regulation”?

🤷‍♀️ What does it really look and feel like?

🤷‍♀️ How do I get me some of that?

This is a topic that I am feeling excited to explore with you at the moment.

I’ve been supporting parents for a number of years now, with empathy, insights and inspiration, as well as plenty of suggestions about what they might ‘do’.

But it can be very hard to put these strategies into action when we struggle with self-regulation! When we get hijacked by our own nervous system.

We know what we ‘should’ be doing, but in the heat of the moment, we end up doing the opposite!

And that can be so frustrating! (Believe me, I know!)

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Or maybe we manage to ‘do the thing’, but it somehow doesn’t really hit the mark with our kids. It feels mechanical, or there seems to be something somehow missing.

And this can be confusing and disheartening.

I wonder if you can relate to this?

Fortunately, there are steps we can take to improve our ability to regulate our own nervous systems!

And from a place of better regulation, everything can start to flow a bit more easily in our parenting (and, in fact, all our relationships).

I will be touching on the answers to the above questions and more in my upcoming posts.

It’s a big topic, and it’s big work.

But I believe it is so worth it.

Much love,
Sam

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