It's back-to-school week for many families. Just like any other transition, this change in routine from summer fun to "school's in session" can send emotions and temperaments soaring at various levels across the board. For both parents and children, the excitement and anticipation of starting a new school year can quickly turn into anxiety and dread.

For all of those reasons, I thought it was timely to talk about calm parenting and serve up some strategies and tools to help us keep our composure in the coming weeks and months leading into the new school year. Click HERE to listen now!

If you caught last week's episode, you know we're starting homeschool kindergarten! (I plan to do a deep-dive on the curriculum I chose and share a review at some point in the next several months.)

Chances are HIGH I will be clinging to every strategy and affirmation included in today's show. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

πŸ‘‡πŸ»Here are the 10 calming affirmations for parents I promised you!πŸ‘‡πŸ»

  1. β€œI am a calm and patient parent, capable of handling any situation that comes my way.”
  2. β€œI choose to respond with love and compassion, even in challenging moments.”
  3. β€œI trust myself to make the best decisions for my child’s well-being.”
  4. β€œI am doing my best as a parent, and that is enough.”
  5. β€œI am grateful for the opportunity to parent my child and watch them grow.”
  6. β€œI am committed to creating a peaceful and loving home for my family.”
  7. β€œI choose to focus on the positive moments and let go of the negative.”
  8. β€œI am worthy of love and respect, and I choose to treat myself and my children with kindness and compassion.”
  9. β€œI am open to learning and growing as a parent, and I trust myself to make mistakes and learn from them.”
  10. β€œI am grateful for the love and support of my family and friends as I navigate the ups and downs of parenting.”

Listen to the episode in full HERE to learn more about calm parenting and why yelling only makes tough situations worse. Check out the transcript HERE.

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Is yelling a struggle in your home? Do you have a calm parenting affirmation other parents could use? Feel free to drop a note with any feedback or comments below. Cheers to the new school year! May we all go into it calmly! πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ«

-Krista-

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