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What's in the course?

  • Gentle Parenting introduction.
  • Strategies to prevent tantrums and outbursts.
  • Techniques to keep your cool during difficult parenting moments.
  • How to discipline your child so they learn to desire to do the right thing.

 

Gentle Parenting is the long term discipline strategy so many parents are longing for. If you feel like tradition punishments just don't work, you'll be excited to learn the strategies that do. Gentle Foundations will teach you how to discipline with love and respect, without becoming a permissive parent.

Lizzy Mash, Course Creator

What's in the course?

  • Gentle Parenting introduction.
  • Strategies to prevent tantrums and outbursts.
  • Techniques to keep your cool during difficult parenting moments.
  • How to discipline your child so they learn to desire to do the right thing.

 

Gentle Parenting is the long term discipline strategy so many parents are longing for. If you feel like tradition punishments just don't work, you'll be excited to learn the strategies that do. Gentle Foundations will teach you how to discipline with love and respect, without becoming a permissive parent.

Lizzy Mash, Course Creator

This 1 Tip Could Make Your Whole Family Happier

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Motherhood | 0 comments

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(This post was originally published as an email to The Moving Mama Email List. To get first access to tips, inspiration and free stuff sign up here.)

Hey there mama, how’s it going for you these days? Are you having a relaxing time leading up to the Christmas holidays or is everyone starting to step on each other’s toes?

Positive Language Can Make Our Family Happier

Do you ever think about how your words can have a huge effect on the people around you? Even the smallest, simplest words to the smallest people?

I think often times as moms we can get used to saying things without realizing their full impact. We can say something just to get our point across or in the chaos that is motherhood, without realizing that our words can discourage our children.

Most often these discouraging words that get swept under the rug are the ones that on the surface don’t seem so bad, such as, “No,” “Stop,” or “Don’t.”

These aren’t bad words necessarily, I wouldn’t say they are unkind words, but the way we use them with our children might be bringing them down. When children are constantly told what NOT to do it hinders them from confidently knowing what they should do. I think we need to use less NO and more YES.

But does saying yes mean our children will run wild?

Saying yes all the time will NOT mean that your child will “rule the house” or “do whatever they want.”

You will set firm boundaries for them and will help them to stay within these boundaries.

And when they try to break these boundaries you will remain calm, and consistent and instead of commanding what they can’t do, you will guide them to what they can do instead.

All behaviour is communication. Listen to your child’s words but also their actions and you will understand what they want and need. Some “bad behaviours” might actually be your child trying to say, “I need more independence” and what a great time that will be to start teaching them new skills!

I want to challenge you to start using more positive language with your children because…

  • It will give them more confidence
  • They won’t get confused or overwhelmed when they want to do something
  • They will start to make better choices to begin with
  • The positive talk will reduce your stress and make you happier
  • It will allow your relationship with your children to go to a deeper level

Talking positive all the time isn’t easy though, which is why I have written this post with 5 steps to be a parent overflowing with positive language to help you out. And check out below my favourite positive parenting phrases.

Gentle Parenting isn’t always easy, and taming our tongues can be a huge challenge.

This is what the Bible says about the tongue…

but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. -James 3:8-10, ESV

So learning to use positive language with our children (or anyone) will be difficult, but choosing to speak more positively, with more love and kindness, will bring more happiness into our homes.

Read here the 5 steps to be a parent overflowing with positive language.

What is the hardest challenge you face when it comes to speaking more positively with your children? Reply to this email to let me know.

Have a happy day mama,

Lizzy

The Moving Mama

The Moving Mama

Lizzy Mash is an experienced early childhood educator now living in Africa as a missionary working with children and families.

She teaches Christian moms how to take a more respectful and Christ-like approach to motherhood by using Gentle Parenting strategies.

Read more about Lizzy here >>

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