Moms…..get your juices flowing!

From Screamfree Parenting, Tip of the Day by Hal Runkel:

Quote of the Day: ” Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. ” — George Lois, American Art Director

Just about every day, we get requests from people who want to know specifically what to do in certain circumstances. “What do I do when my three year old won’t potty train?” or “What should I do when my teen breaks curfew?” On occasion, we oblige with targeted responses. But for the most part, we don’t. Not because we don’t want to help, but precisely because we do.

You see, we believe, like Lois, that the creative act is more powerful than most things known to man. In creating, you are pausing instead of reacting. You are assessing rather than assuming, and you should trust that your ideas are every bit as good as ours – if you’re following the main principles and staying calm and connected with your kids.

I had to pass this one on as it is precisely why coaching works and having Super Nanny come to your home does not!  I can almost guarantee those families who had Super Nanny come in and “makeover” their family routine are not following those routines and suggestions to this day.  When someone comes in and just tells you what to do, you are less likely to follow through because there is no ownership involved.  Do you see this with your children?  When you give them a task and encourage them, help them gently, give suggestions and then they themselves succeed in completing a task – who is beaming with pride?  THEY ARE – well mostly, sometimes we are!!   You know your children best, you know what will work in your family.   I love this idea that you can use your creativity to figure out what will work in your home, not just use someone else’s technique or solution that worked for them.  It is nice to have suggestions, and I often help my parents with some, but in the end a suggestion usually gets tweaked to meet the needs of that particular family.  That is how coaching is different than Super Nanny!  ScreamFree Parent Coaching is a win-win for all. If you are struggling and want to learn more about how my coaching for moms can help you in managing your family, deal with discipline issues, get dinner on the table with more ease or save money in your budget –  drop by and make a FREE coaching session appointment.  I would love to get to know you and see what we can “create” together.

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