What Would You Ask a Child Development Expert?
In the first family survey that was sent out, we asked you to tell us what you would ask a child development expert if given the opportunity. We received some great (and challenging) questions that we want to share and help answer using the knowledge and expertise that we have here at UCCC. This is the fourth installment in this series. If you want to catch up on the last three posts, you can find them here, here, and here.
The question we are tackling this month is…
How can I have more patience as a parent?
To answer this question, we spoke with some of our most experienced parenting experts….YOU.
Here are some strategies that our UCCC families use to practice patience as a parent.
- Breathe hard…take deep breaths
- Share parenting responsibilities when possible
- Remind myselfthat it is part of my child’s development…for example, tantrums are part of development
- Practice meditation
- Spend time at the gym each week by myself
- Ask myself if I am hungry (or tired)
- Remember the good things that have happened throughout the day
- Get a nice, long hug
- Remind myself that when my ‘bucket’ is used up at the end of the day, it has not necessarily been used up by my child
- Remind myself that pushing limits is a sign of intelligence
- Read a book
I only got a chance to talk to a small group of our parenting experts. I would love to get more ideas to share. Please stop and talk to me (Jessica), send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or comment on this post!
Post by Jessica Sims