Amanda Star Kingsley is a woman of big dreams and a child of the universe. She delights in life's simple pleasures: making someone smile, learning about a new resource, making a new friend... she lives every day in the light of possibility.
Life has thrown her a few hurdles, but she refuses to let them define her, and now she’s teaching others to do the same!
What's the hardest thing about parenting for you? (just one thing)
The above is a Facebook post a friend shared that attracted an amazing list of answers:
As you can imagine, the list goes on.
I love this list! It's real. It's vulnerable. It's parenting.
There's a LOT of hard things about parenting, and I don't believe that the answer is to think positive thoughts, ignore your real feelings, or keep quiet and keep going. I do believe the Model can help; in fact there's one add on thought that could apply to ALL "parenting is hard" thoughts.
"The Model"- a Brooke Castillo process, with an Amanda Kingsley twist...
SITUATION - Parenting
THOUGHT ABOUT THE SITUATION - “Parenting is hard.”
THE FEELING THIS THOUGHT TRIGGERS - Overwhelm
THE ACTION TAKEN FROM THIS FEELING - Parenting in a state of overwhelm; complaining, and or suffering.