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It can be difficult to find moments of peace in the middle of our crazy lives. Sometimes, we feel so overwhelmed and out of our depth, and we simply want to step away from it all. Unfortunately, if you are a solo parent, you can’t always pass the kids along to your partner for 10 minutes of quiet. How can you, as a single parent, cultivate some peace and positivity into your daily life? I have an expert guest with me today that is going to give you incredible, easy tools you can use to take care of yourself and connect with your children.

Dr. Laura Markham is a Clinical Psychologist and founder of Aha! Parenting. Laura loves working with parents to help them build mindfulness and peace back into their parenting. She knows how unsupported parents feel as they try to guide and connect with their kids, so she has generated resources and written books that you can use at any time. Her most recent book, The Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook is filled to bursting with exercises that will help you rewire your thinking and build peace back into the day-to-day. Knowing that parents are always busy, and single parents even more so, Laura has crafted her resources to fit any schedule.

Today, we are going to chat about how to build up your inner resilience, understand your parenting triggers, and work through difficult situations in a helpful way. Whether the kids are bickering or your child is shouting, Laura’s techniques will help you regulate your emotions and transform high-tension moments into moments of peace. Her skills are founded on coaching principles that focus on positivity, rather than simple survival. You will breathe a sigh of relief once we are done talking today! Peace is possible, and we are going to get you there.

More in this episode:

  • Laura tells us about how she works with parents to guide and grow their children in a supportive environment.
  • Connection is everything!
  • We need to be coaching instead of punishing.
  • Parents need to have support to know how to self-regulate and take care of themselves.
  • We need to have emotional generosity.
  • Understand your own triggers as well as your child’s.
  • You can take care of yourself while you are with your kids.
  • Advice for parents who are struggling with self-love.
  • Positivity is building coaching moments.
  • What these techniques are doing to change how your brain thinks.

Resources:

Aha! Parenting

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids Workbook plus all of Laura’s books!

Connect with me!

soloparentlife@gmail.com