Saying You’re Sorry

February 22, 2009 at 11:01 pm Leave a comment

Gwyneth Paltrow has a fun, very cool lifestyle site called Goop.com.  In a recent post in the site’s “Be” section, she cites the importance of parents saying “I’m sorry” to their kids if they are having a bad day.  Every child has antennae that pick up on their parents’ feelings.  She referenced a parenting expert who talks about the neuroscience behind this conscious parenting approach.  I recently wrote about this exact concept of making emotional repairs in my Mothering Coach column in St. Louis Kids magazine, “Best Kept Secrets of Parenting.” (See the My Articles page of this blog.)  It is so helpful to start your pregnancy by telling your baby what your are actively feeling as young babies cannot separate themselves from their mother’s anxieties, stresses and fears.  For example, you can say “Mommy is feeling stressed and this isn’t about you.”  This simple parenting can help alleviate stress and trauma in your relationship with your child.

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