Posts in Mindful Busy Parents
Letting Go Without Giving Up

Are you familiar with the law of reverse effect or the Backwards Law? Sometimes, the harder we try the less likely we are to succeed. For those built with a strong work ethic, the Backwards Law can be hard to get our minds around. What are we supposed to do?  Give up?  No. Giving up isn't what the Backwards Law is about, it's about relating differently to our goals and aspirations.

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Becoming Comfortable With Uncertainty

It's not possible for parents to know the answer to every question, yet sometimes we act like we do anyway. We resist saying “I don’t know” because we think they’ll feel safer if they believe we know the answer. Often, the opposite is true and kids whose parents are comfortable saying “I don’t know, at least not yet, let’s figure this out together” have more agency and control. And so do their parents.

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