I was so thrilled when I received the following testimonial:
“The Ninja Parenting Community is one of the best uses of my energy and time.”
A longtime NPC member, who I will call “Shannon,” shared this testimonial with me. I was touched and honored!
But I had to give that complement right back to her.
After all, she is the one committing the energy and the time.
Probably just like you, Shannon – Mom to a four-year-old – has too much on her plate, a spirited child who can sometimes overwhelm her, and a lot on her mind these days.
Here is a recent post of hers:
“We keep running into him making an unsafe choice and then refusing to leave that room/leave that thing alone which means I have haul him hitting and kicking and hitting and screaming away from it and generally lock a door to keep him from getting back into that room/accessing that item or he keeps charging right back into the unsafe situation or charging at and attacking me if I blocking him from the item/situation. It’s so hard!”
– Thinking on what we can control, even if not the circumstances or our children’s behavior
Did it work?
After a period of ups and downs, where Shannon worked hard to assert boundaries and (as they do) her four-year-old pushed and pushed on those boundaries, Shannon posted the following in our Forums:
“He pushed a boundary this morning and lost a toy and started yelling and trying to grab the toy back so I said we needed to go to his room and use his punching bag or crash bag and he he ran into the other room.
“I came in to talk to him and he stopped and said “are we really doing all of this again?”
“And I said “yes, yes we are and I really don’t want to do this so let’s walk to your room together and do your crash pad or punching bag”
“And he did it! No hitting or kicking!! Within 5min we were back on the couch snuggling and reading <3 <3”
So, yup, it worked 🙂
It took a lot of Shannon’s energy and time to figure out what worked for her family.
She takes what she learns in the Ninja Parenting Community and implements it.
And it works.
If you’re struggling with angry kids, epic tantrums, or you are otherwise worried about your young child, join the Ninja Parenting Community!
You may just find it’s one of the best uses of your energy and time, just like Shannon.
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