Tips for being a more zen mom

We are often a forgiving lot – us moms. We raise each other’s spirits and tell each other that no one’s perfect. This is true, but it is also true that every parent can learn better habits to help in those tough times when patience is hard to come by.  If you are a mom who feels as though she has no patience, then these tips from this article are sure to help. In fact it talks about positive parenting.A lot of people hear the term positive parenting and assume that it means children won’t be disciplined or respectful. That’s not true at all.  Positive parenting isn’t about letting your kids get away with bad behaviour.  It is all about learning to deal with situations in a respectful and loving way while maintaining your demeanour.  Instead of belittling your child with loud words and anger, you are using a positive calm demeanour that shows them they are valuable.  This builds mutual respect and forms a bond of understanding between you and your child.Here are the tips that are sure to help –1) Lower your voice: Sometimes it can be so easy to yell at the kiddos when they are not listening. Stopping to think about what you’re saying and how you’re saying will really teach you to become a more patient mom. Instead of yelling, talking to your kids. Sometimes kids just need a little bit of patience given towards them.  The way you react to your children and their actions is all about staying even and controlled.  Lashing out instead of using positive parenting is vital to keeping a good healthy relationship between you and your child.2) Take a time out: Patience isn’t just being nice from time to time. Patience is taking the time to understand why your child is acting the way they are and what you can do to help. Patience is not getting impatient when your child wants something from you, but you are too busy. Patience is being understanding of your child. If you can’t seem to grasp this at any point and are getting upset, take a mommy time out. 3) Try to understand your child: It’s so easy to become impatient with the one child in your life that you don’t understand. Maybe they are always mad, crying, frustrated, or they are loud and don’t listen. Luckily for your child, being a mom means you unconditionally love them no matter what. I bet if you take that unconditional love, try to talk to them, you will be able to understand them better, which will result in a lot more patience.  Understanding each other is the very core of positive parenting and makes a huge difference in communication and respect.4) Practice being more patient: Whenever you lose your patience with your child often, it may be time to take a step back and practice being more patient. Write down a list of ways you can start being more patient with your child. The more you practice at it, the better you will be.  Make it a habit to count to ten, take that time out, lower your voice, or evaluate the situation before reacting.5) Allow your kids to complete a task: If you really want to practice patience, then try letting your kids complete a task without you taking over. When it comes down to having more patience with your child, sometimes you need to walk away and let them finish it. Some would call this being a control freak. Allowing your children to take over once in a while will eventually build your patience.  It also uses the positive parenting tactic of encouraging their independence and self-worth. 6) Take a deep breath: Hey! This is a viable tip when it comes to being more patient. There are things you can do, like taking a deep breath, that can help you become a more patient mom. If you don’t want to take a deep breath, then count to 20, bake a cake, you get the point.7) Learn from another mom: Learning from another mom can always help you be a better mom. A friend may have a better technique than you do when it comes to being more patient. Always listen and watch because you could possibly learn something new.  There are tons of great mom groups out there, friends, family, neighbours, and others to help you learn more positive parenting skills that will keep you a patient and kind mother.  To read more of these great tips, click here -