Learn to set boundaries, take back your power without crushing your child's spirit or compromising yourself.
I now know that when my daughter is being a pickle I have let my connection slip somewhere along the way but that automatically makes me more empathetic to her meltdown. She was in bed ready to do her little meditation when she decided she wanted milk. I stuck to my boundary and said that she had already cleaned her teeth so she couldn’t have any. She was cross and told me she was going to go downstairs and get some! Before I would have stopped her but this time I let her go. She got to the top of the stairs and I said “I would like you to stop, put your hand on your heart and take a deep breath….What do you need to do now?” She said “I need milk” I repeated the boundary and said how I understood she was disappointed. Your voice in my head: ‘Meet her with EMPATHY. Empathy! Empathy! Empathy!’ She came back from the top of the stairs and got in bed and we carried on with the meditation. Yay! Thank you!