There’s also a huge difference in seeking coaching from a professional versus taking advice from a someone on Instagram who isn’t showing you their bigger picture because they want to sell you something via an affiliate link. Can you tell this annoys me a bit?! A blog post for another time perhaps…
So How Does Peaceful Parenting Work?
Give It Time!
I say this time and time again, but you also have to allow for the fact that you probably weren’t raised this way yourself. You will find yourself saying something just as your parents did, often without meaning to. We tend to behave in a way we have seen modelled, so if you have moments of not feeling peaceful and losing your temper, for example, give yourself a break. You haven’t failed, you just need more practise.
When Peaceful Parenting Doesn’t Work
It’s not peaceful parenting that isn’t working for families, it’s just that more support is needed in applying the tools of peaceful parenting consistently.