Some days, I seem to have endless patience with my kids: I can tell them seven times to put on their shoes without rolling my eyes once; I can look at that spilled cup of water and calmly remind them that we all make messes, but we have to clean them up, too; I can take a break from writing every few minutes to read the same book over and over again.
And other days, I’m one thrown toy or one lost sock away from a complete parental meltdown.
But that’s pretty much all of us, right?
In the Managing Our Triggers Masterclass, author and social worker Dr. Carla Naumburg opens up about her book How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids. She helps us to understand why we get triggered so easily some days, how to try to avoid adult meltdowns, and what to do when we realize we have just lost it—or are still mid-meltdown.
I was a researcher for this masterclass and getting the opportunity to read this book and help shape AFineParent’s interview with Dr. Naumburg was quite a blessing. This book is absolutely packed with information that I found relevant in my own life. As a single parent who works outside the home, I definitely have my days where it doesn’t take much to set me off! This masterclass is full of great ideas from Dr. Naumburg’s book that I have already started implementing in my own life.
Wondering what this book—and this masterclass—is all about? Here are three big takeaways to encourage you to give the whole class a go! [Read more…]