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  • 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

3 Reasons Mom Need Spiritual Self Care

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Christian Life | 0 comments

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Hey there mama, how’s your week going so far? Finding anytime for yourself?

As moms it can be really challenging to find time for ourselves, but that time is so important for us to be able to do our best as parents.

So how is your spiritual life?

If you’re a Christian, than your spiritual life is probably very important. Spending time to read your Bible and pray is very good for you. Just like we make goals for our physical health it’s also good to make goals for our spiritual health.

I’ve been thinking about the importance of “spiritual self-care” and especially for moms.

Often times moms are always putting others first, and in general, it can be easy to start missing the mark on any kind of self-care, but spiritual self-care is especially important. 

So I’ve got 3 reasons why moms need spiritual health care…

#1. Moms need spiritual self care to stay sane

Motherhood is wonderful but it’s also messy, stressful, chaotic, overwhelming and at times confusing.

What’s your biggest struggle as a parent?

A lot of moms will say PATIENCE.

If patience is something you struggle with then you surely know the importance of spiritual self care. When we can refresh ourselves in the Lord it does make it easier to stay patient with our children.

If you always feel like you are constantly irritated and impatient, and just on the edge of a full blow out of anger then you definitely need to spend more time with God.

A lot of moms struggle with “mom anger” and find Gentle Parenting to be difficult because they have a hard time controlling their own emotions. I have 6 tips here on how to stop mom anger. Check it out if anger is something you battle.

When you spend time with God you can talk to Him about the things that you are struggling with. Talk to God about your problems, your sins, anything you are struggling with. Ask God to help you deal with the really irritated feeling you have when your child makes a certain noise or behaves a certain way.

Being able to control our emotions is so important as a parent and we can find that control by giving it over to God.

#2. Moms need spiritual self care to make Christ-like decisions

You might not realize it, but throughout the day you make A LOT of decisions.

We all do.

Some decisions might be about what to wear or eat, but others can be about how we react and what we say.

When you are taking care of yourself spiritually it’s easier to see what the right decision is and to follow through with that.

Motherhood is really stressful, and we make a lot of quick decisions without thinking. If you are taking care of yourself spiritually and you are really applying what you have learnt from the Bible then you will start to make more Christ-like decisions even in the heat of the moment.

You will choose love over anger again and again because your heart is in the right place.

#3. Moms need spiritual self care to teach the Bible to the kids

This one is really important.

If we want to teach the Bible to our children, then we ourselves need to really know the Bible and to know God on a personal level.

It is so easy to neglect our Bible reading and praying time and then to go to the kids and try to teach them. Even if you do know a lot about God and the Bible you still need to be in tune with it to effectively pass that information to the children.

Your spiritual health can play a role on your children’s spiritual health. When you prioritize your time to pray and read the Bible your children will see that that is something IMPORTANT.

Take care of your spiritual life so you can be passionate and excited about God. It will make it much easier for you to also teach your children.

So how do you even take care of your spiritual health?

Check out my post here about how to spend more time with God. But the truth is, you probably might know a lot of these tips already. And maybe you already know what works best for you?

So then do it.

If you know that reading your Bible for 10 minutes on your phone is all you can handle right now then don’t pressure yourself to sit down with your actual Bible for an hour each day – and then end up doing nothing.

I know so many people who set unrealistic expectations for themselves and then they end up falling flat on their face, and I don’t want that to be you.

I want you to grow closer to God.

I want you to be able to be loving and gentle with your children because you are spending time with our loving and gentle heavenly Father.

What can you handle right now? What would be a reasonable plan of action for you to improve your spiritual life?

Whatever it is, go ahead and do it. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself that you don’t do it at all, but find a way to make it work for you. I’ve got 22 suggestions to help you spend more time with God.

Check them out to find out what can work for YOU. Be sure to tell me in the comments what has worked for you in the past and what you’re going to do differently to have a healthier spiritual life.

You’re awesome mom! Make your spiritual life awesome too!

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.

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