⭐️ GIVEAWAY ⭐️
I had the pleasure of meeting Bridgett Miller last year and she recently released an amazing, enlightening, honest book about parenting, called: "What young children need you to know: how to see them so you know what to do for them" 💙
If you've read or follow Dr. Shefali, Bridgett's work is very similar. Both discuss the concept of "conscious parenting". According to Bridgett, "conscious parenting" is about "using your head and your heart to become the parent you long to be." It's about being aware of your thoughts and how your triggers and affect your response to your child's behaviour.
She explains "that once we understand what's moving them to behave in the ways they are, we naturally start to meet their needs rather than wasting energy trying to manipulate their behaviour".
Because which one of us Mamas, doesn't want to make parenting easier?
Her book discusses knowing where your child is at developmentally and meeting them where they are at and not at our/society's expectations of where they should be.
The book is broken down into very short 3-4 page chapters. The idea is that each chapter is short and to the point, making it a quick read and an easy resource to go to.
Bridgett addresses many of the common frustrating situations we deal with regarding our children. In one chapter, she discusses the much dreaded whining. She explains why they are doing it from a developmental aspect and gives us tools to help us better handle that situation.
📌" A child who feels connected is not moved to act out in irritating ways in an effort to earn their parent's attention. If anything, a child who feels seen and heard has no need to work for attention because they can rest in knowing they already have it" 📌
Bridgett breaks down common parenting issues into easy to read/digest information. She addresses these issues from an honest and realistic perspective. I especially enjoy her candour about raising her own children and how she faced the same challenges and how she tackled them.
This book is definitely not just for parents of young children. Every parent, no matter how old your child is, should read Bridgett's book. Her tools are useful for even teenagers.