12-12-2018 08:08 PM - last edited on 01-15-2019 01:17 PM by gina-Ro
Children can trigger unresolved emotions in us, causing us to feel hurt and frustrated, perhaps about our own childhood experiences or current difficulties elsewhere in our lives.
Let's share tips and experience to be better parents.
12-21-2018 09:25 AM
12-24-2018 04:00 AM
When my daughters are being triggering- I usually do some deep breathing and sometimes step away for a few minutes ( but they are 11 and 15 so its safe to do that)
I am learning to hold my tongue- but if either are saying hurtful things to the other, I do step in at that point. There still has to be a point of respect, like the older taunting the little one about how she dresses or what she says can be detrimental and cause the younger one insecurities. Not tolerated. The world is rough enough without her big sister's belittling her.
If my older daughter days hurtful things to me, I try to tell her that hurts my feelings and kindness is important to me too. Sometimes she apologizes, sometimes she tries to turn it around. But I still want her to be aware.
I think other than that I let lots go, I am pretty tolerant and leave room for their own expression. All of my kids are so different but the 15 year old daughter is so much like me that she really pushes my buttons and I find my biggest challenge with not being triggered around her.