The topic at Parent Support group was about how to get our self together before trying to deal with a child in the moment and over time. We watched part of a training that was taped live, called Conscious Discipline.
The part we watched was about how the part of brain influence how we react to situations. It was a fairly entertaining training, but also enlightening when put in the context of our kids with behavior issues and how we react to those behaviors.
I’m including a video I found of the trainer, Dr. Becky Baily, giving the same part of the training at a TedEx talk. Below that , I’m including another video that is another section of the training (that we did not get to watch in group).
I’d love to hear what you take away from the training.
We had a discussion during our group about how to use the awareness during stressful events like driving in the car. Many of the group said they have road rage to a degree. My mom piped up and said ” it’s not like you can yell out the window the other driver ‘we’ll talk about this when I’m calmer”. Everyone thought that was funny, and could appreciate that sometimes you just don’t get a resolution at the time.
My take a way was that before I can help my child through her fear, anxiety, anger, or frustration, I have to have a consciousness of my own emotions.