Are your children screaming for your attention?
Are they creating a family drama?
Or is it the thoughts in your head that are screaming for your attention and creating drama?
Maybe it’s both!
How do you stay calm while your child is screaming?
Over the years I’ve noticed that it’s the thoughts I have about the situation I’m in or the person I’m with that cause the most stress and turmoil. I often experienced negative thoughts and emotions when one of my sons was screaming or they were fighting with each other (they did that a lot when they were young). I would have judgemental thoughts about them and the drama and I’d soon be yelling, fuming or feeling overwhelmed. But I discovered that my emotional reactions were not inevitable. In fact, they are mostly a thing of the past for me. They can be for you too.
It’s possible to be calm and peaceful, even joyful, in the midst of family dramas. So much depends on where you focus your attention.Continue Reading →