Tuning in Tuesday - Role ModellingThis week we gravitated towards a quote from Brene Brown.

Often we put so much pressure on ourselves to do everything right that we can end feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

Have you ever asked the question “am I doing this parenting thing right?”  Chances are, if you have felt this way, you will find this week’s tip very handy.

The reality is, it’s not always about how we parent, it’s about what we role model to our young people. Role modelling is one of the ways our young people learn the all-important emotional intelligence.

Ask yourself “When I’m stressed, how do I react?” “Is this how I want my young person to react when they are experiencing the same emotion?”. If your answer is no, the good news is it’s never too late to start changing our emotional reactions in order to support the positive development of our young people’s emotional intelligence. What our children see is what our children will mirror when it comes to emotional experiences.

This week, we challenge you to think about how you react to emotional experiences and make changes where you think there’s room for improvement.

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