How to reconnect with your child

Updated: Feb 6

😨 Sometimes my children's upset, anxious, angry, whining, tantrums, or other difficult behaviors make me feel really disconnected from him or her- even when I'm trying my hardest to understand them. Through much prayer and active therapy, I've learned how to set the behaviors aside and see them as attempting to

#communicate

With my oldest son, he's usually overwhelmed with responsibilities and wants a break. This looks like me asking him for a small favor and him responding with a grand gesture of frustration. After my initial shock- I respond with silly voices, crazy dances, or text him corny emoji jokes to make him laugh. Our de-stressing engagements

#inspire

Pastry Playground's fun-ness and "Communicate" conversation starters.

My daughter usually wants attention or entertainment. When she bursts into my room, she will get upset when I tell her to wait until I finish what I'm working on. Sometimes, she'll whine that no one ever plays with her. She's the inspiration and co-creator for most of Pastry Playground's

#familybonding

games because of this need.

My middle son...😳 Maintaining an emotional connection with him feels like 🤯 most days. It takes every bit of

#positiveparenting

plus a ❤ full of patience to love him through the difficult behaviors. When he's temperamental and tap dancing on my last nerve, I can quickly become stressed all the way out (insert red face emoji with black strip over mouth). How do I handle this? What I have discovered is: Making desserts with me,

#justforfun

is his safe space. We always

#reconnect

He communicates easier & more freely when we're

#bakingtogether

It's mostly him talking and me actively listening. We always sample the dessert, and often wrap them as gifts to

#sharewithothers

This "

#bakingtherapy

" is the foundation of Pastry Playground. Because, the only he loves more than dessert...is me 🥰

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