COAST it – and become a better parent

Here are 5 Tips to be a better and happier parent:

COAST…

Connect – we need to connect before we can correct. Fully concentrate and focus on what is important right now. Zone-In to what your child is doing, saying, feeling. 10 minutes a day where you give them you 100% mindful attention will create a calmer and happier home.

Observation – don’t just LOOK at your child, SEE them. Fully observe your child from the inside out; their soft skin, the colour of their eyes, that smile you love etc.

Awareness – become aware of when your child is being good and ‘catch him at it’ and mention what you noticed and why you liked it. Become a more alert parent, one who becomes aware of all the positives rather than the negatives.

Space – create space to be with your child where you can both be relaxed and happy. No chores, worries or previous anger or disappointment just you, your child and a deep love.

Time – spend more special time with your child. Yes parenthood is a busy job but we need to create time to just BE. Time when we are not on the go but just to connect, observe, aware and have space!

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