I have found that one of the greatest tools I constantly need to be accessing as a parent is the ability to understand and know my child’s emotional state.
If I don’t understand what’s going on in their heart and what is going on in their body then I won’t be in tune with why they are making certain choices or acting out in a specific way. Maybe they are tired but I’m not aware. Maybe they are sad and I’m not in tune. Maybe they are frustrated but I haven’t been paying attention.
When I’m constantly aware as a parent of what they are experiencing then I’m not reacting to their choices but I’m able to respond calmly to their choices.
How can you become more aware of what your children are feeling and going through?