The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child

New year, same family

It can be awkward if your kid doesn't want to give Granny a smooch, but here's what to know. My toddler daughter almost never wants to hug or kiss any more.

It's one of the great tragedies of parenting. As soon as your kid becomes mobile, they are forever scooting out of your arms, on the move to something just out of reach. Meanwhile, if I ask for a kiss, I get: I kiss you later.

As much as I want my children to be polite and loving, I also want them to know how to say no to unwanted affection. I am looking forward to trying out the strategies and resources that are included in this book. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the company.

Dr. Fran Walfish On Being A Self-Aware Parent

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Book Review – The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child

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By signing up below you are able to keep up-to-date on important updates regarding the community! About the Book The bond between infant and parent is the most natural phenomenon in the world, but as children reach their preteens and form their own personalities, fireworks between child and parent can ensue.

I have never met a disobedient child, only a disoriented one.

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I am going to try and remember this each time one of my children misbehaves in some way. It's so easy for a parent to take it personally and get into old reactive and unhelpful family patterns. I am going to try to hit the pause button and have a little inner chat with myself that goes something like What do I need to do to help her orient?

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It brings me closer to my kids and deepens our connection just that little bit more. But this year I going to try and turn this into a healthy habit.

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I'll let you know how it goes this time next year.