Yeah, so I'm not going to do that. I can improve upon the wheel, bring the wheel to a whole new level, even be part of the evolution of the wheel, but reinventing it is a waste of time and energy.....so....this week's post is another share of a great article that I wish I had written AND will be happy to expand upon AND will share rather than rip off or reinvent:
She had me at "Waking them up" and sealed the deal with “Laundry". For those of you who have ever worked with me, you know you've heard me preach about those two specifically 😉
This post by Amy Carney speaks to one of the biggest challenges in anxious kids and teens lives: competence. I woke up this morning to a blog post by Hal Runkle of Scream Free Daily Pause and he was speaking to this same topic. His title was "Praise Less, Challenge More" (insert a link here http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=058a1f6a50db3d0c5465d323a&id=abdd8e67a8&e=a9692f890d).
Folks, we have to find balance in our parenting. Our anxious kids have to learn to push themselves, to deal with being uncomfortable, to accept that competence doesn't happen on our first attempt, and that effort and experience pay off in ways that taking the easy road does not! This is where we assist them in learning that Anxiety's message of "You must be comfortable and certain" is bullshit!
So, since I keep it simple with three, here are my top three take aways on this topic:
The voice behind Auntie Anxiety is Lynn Dutrow, Courage Coach and Counselor