I was amazed on Saturday when a mum in one of my NLP for Parents workshops described herself as ‘just a mum’ and then went on to use the ‘just’ word about 8 times in one sentence!
Come on! The job we mums do is immense! We are bringing up the next generation, guiding them, loving them, disciplining them and teaching them. What greater work is there than this. Be proud and hold your head up high. There is no ‘just’ about it.
Like any important job we need to constantly take stock of how well we are doing, learn from the feedback we observe in our children and make the necessary changes based on the choices we have available. Remember you can call upon skills you have in all the many different areas of your life; work, sport, social and so on. Think about what you do well in all aspects of your life and consider what that also means you can do in your parenting.
During the course of the workshop we experimented with using body language alone to communicate with our children and mums realised that generally they used too many words and did a lot of explaining. When they thought about how they’d ask someone at work to do something and applied the same length of sentence, the same tone and belief that it would be done, they all noticed how much more effective they were and were looking forward to trying it out at home later!
Parents workshops are great fun both for me and those I work with and it’s fantastic to see how NLP gives mums and dads (yes there was one dad in Saturday’s group!) another way, choices and the possibility to change how they communicate with their children.
There are some workshops happening in London during June so if you are able to come along please do. They are on the NLP Dynamics website
If you can’t then please buy my book Teach Yourself: Be a happier parent with NLP from my Bookshop or Amazon UK or Amazon US or The Book Depository (free shipping worldwide)