Week #1 Suddenly aware of all this anger….

Welcome to the Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival: Week #1 Creating Awareness.

This post was written for inclusion in the 10 Week Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival hosted by Prenatal to Parenting. This week our participants have written about creating awareness. We hope you enjoy this week’s posts and consider joining us next week when we share about a week of Mindful Breathing.

So this week I was trying to be aware of my feelings.  It didn’t tend to happen at the time I had an intense feeling, but rather when I reflected later.  My biggest trigger?  My children not listening to me, especially in public. Guess I care a lot more about what people think of me as a parent than I thought!

There was one especially bad day when I took my oldest to get his hair cut.  The lady said I would have to wait a little bit….fast forward 25 minutes later and after telling my children to be quiet repeatedly, and trying to keep them away from the toys for sale in the waiting area, I blew my lid and left!  But that day had compounding triggers.  I was PMS’ing and I had missed a day of my anti depressants 3 days before (the down day tends to be a few days after the missed day).

It is enlightening to see how much of a trigger non compliance is.  Especially since kids are known for shutting their parents out!  Guess I better learn how to deal with it!

Check out some of the other blog posts from parents who are taking part in the challenge as well 🙂

Balancing being a stay-at-home-mom & working from home – Sarah from Prenatal to Parenting realizes her home base business and mommy duties don’t mix well.

My Top Card – Amber from Strocel.com shares her experience attending the Peaceful Parenting Mini Retreat.

Peaceful Parenting Challenge Week 1 – Katrina from Kalem Photography explores her expectations on herself and asking for help.

Peaceful Parenting Challenge Week 1: Awareness – Jennifer from The Children’s Directory talks about her frustrations over getting out the door and dinner time.

Emotional Highs and Lows of Parenting  – Verena from Memory Maker Events talks about the emotional highs and lows of parenting.

Peaceful Parenting Challenge Week 1 – Kathryn from Curiosity and the Kat is reminded about checking her “stuff” at the door before dealing with her twins.

The Two Faced Mom in search of peace – Loly from My Journey Home chats about expectations.

Amanda from Family and Baby Sign Language describes her physical response to intense emotions.

Ricky at Daddy Blogger reflects on how peaceful the first year of his daughter’s life was and wonders where all that peace has gone.