“Be like a sunflower. When interactions with your children get heated, turn towards them instead of turning away.” – Bridgett Miller
When children ‘act out’ or ‘misbehave’ it’s usually because they need our attention or our guidance, or both. 🌻
As a tired, worn out parent there will always be times when it’s tempting to look the other way, or to turn and walk away rather than facing the discomfort that arises in the heat of the moment.
Sometimes we have to distance ourselves because staying might result in the situation getting worse, not better. Each of us has to decide in that moment what is best.🌻
Just know that if we’re emotionally tuning out or physically walking out more often than we’re leaning in and connecting with our child in the midst of their upset and struggle, the relationship we have with them can’t deepen like it would if we behaved more like sunflowers and turned toward the heat. That’s where the light and warmth is and that’s where deeper connection and emotional growth happens.🌻
Today, observe yourself, are you able to be more like a sunflower?