Brooke, you were totally right. I realized that I didn’t really believe my thought about kids being kids and was trying to force myself to feel calm while inwardly stewing about their “misbehavior” which is just my opinion. I came up with a new model and will try it out soon.
C: I have kids
T: I love my kids exactly the way they are
F: love and compassion
A: approach conflict by addressing their feelings rather than trying to control their behavior
R: I’m a better mom