Get out of a Pickle idea #3!
Winter School holidays are here which means plenty of time with the kids and slower mornings...plus a phonecall or two to the parent helpline, hehe.
I love our SA helpline.
Sometimes I get a nurse who has different ideas to what I might decide to use but often times I get a kind, experienced mum who cares and listens and offers suggestions to assist me through the challenge I'm facing.
If the suggestion I am offered doesn't feel right, I can choose to look elsewhere.
If it does feel right, I feel heard and understood (probably the most important thing really) and I have a little plan.
If you prefer books or websites, you can't go past Bonnie Harris Connective Parenting. She's amazing. It is usually school holidays when I drag out my well read book 'When You're Children Push Your Buttons' to have another little read :-)
You are not alone in your parenting challenges, ask for help if you need it.
PS. We have a new treehouse courtesy of the Man of the House. I like sitting up there swinging my legs in the sunshine as much as the kids do.
PPS. Also, does anyone know what this flower is? It popped up in my garden, along with a lot of winter weeds.
Just the one, so pretty.
Get out of a pickle idea #2
Try tapping, otherwise known as Emotional Freedom Technique, based on modern psychology and eastern acupressure.
If you're not familiar with it, please check out Judy from Harmonic Living. Sure, it feels a little funny the first time you do it but you'll never know if it's gonna be a great tool for you unless you try it! :-)
For those of you who have followed my little blog from the beginning, it will not be breaking news that I have some help in planning, enjoying and giving meaning to my life. If you're a newbie, welcome.
Today I'm going to talk about pickles.
More specifically I am going to talk about the fact that I am not afraid to ask for help when I get into one.
Which I am pretty good at really.
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Sometimes I can work something out on my own with a little quiet time, reading or journalling. Other times I need to ask another person for their perspective, whether that be a friend, loved one, another parent or a professional.
Different pickles = different people to turn to :-)
So...In the next couple of weeks I am going to share some of the practices and people I turn to when I face a challenge.