Owner, Stoller Parent Coaching
"Halt. Just stop. This is a great skill both for us and a child watching us. Are we hot, hungry, angry, lonely, tired? By figuring out where we are in the present, we live the life we're living instead of being in our heads in the past or following fears to the future. If I scream and react to my child now, I'm just making my life harder an hour from now. So if I figure out what this child needs in the moment, it will be done and that will be the end of it. Giving ourselves the present of being present also helps our future self."