This Enriching Environments Affirmation is all about how you can practice ‘Supporting Impulsive Behaviours’. Complete the form below to download, and read the full post for some easy steps to follow.
Why this particular affirmation?
This affirmation will support you in staying present, calm and loving with your child in the moment of conflict.
It will support you in being able to see your child’s behaviour as a reflection of their age and developmental stage, not a reflection of who they are or who they will become.
It will remind you that this is a phase, and that this phase will pass.
Immerse yourself in this journey of learning with your child!
Steps to help you to practice ‘Supporting Impulsive Behaviours’
- View the situation through the lens of a child, not the lens of an adult.
- In this situation, children need support. Their brains are not yet
sufficiently developed for impulse control and reasoning.
- Role model calmness and equanimity – act it even if you don’t feel it.
- Give a simple and consistent response ‘I don’t want you to hit, hitting hurts’.
- Connect and reset with a cuddle, a drink of water, reading a book.
What is it about affirmations anyway?
An affirmation is usually a sentence or phrase that you repeat regularly to make a formal declaration to yourself and the universe of your intention for it to be the truth. Affirmations work when they are repeated regularly and consistently.
This repetition builds new neural pathways in the brain, so over time, we can intentionally change our thoughts, self-talk and responses.