LET YOUR DESIRE TO PUNISH BE AN INVITATION TO HEAL
When we start thinking about threatening consequences, dishing out punishment or even giving rewards, we are putting ourselves in a position of power *over* our children.
Remember, in Tip #1, I shared that punishment and rewards are all rooted in fear and control?
It is the broken and wounded parts of us that opt for this approach. A lack of power in our own childhood is enough to lead us into seeking power *over* our children. Our behaviours will always try to make our world right somehow.
This might sound completely bonkers to you. That’s OK. I even spent years thinking power and control were good things to have over my children!
Our children’s unwanted behaviour becomes a gift when we see it as an invitation to heal our own hurts. As we go on that journey we not only heal ourselves but them too. Amazeballs!
If you want to transform your relationship with your children, take action now. I can’t wait to help you.