When we go on a parenting or healing journey (and for some of us, it turns out it is one and the same), we each have to make sense of our own unique circumstances and set of personalities. Certain aspects of our journey will be completely different, but some ideas may be helpful for us to use when we are creating our own plans. These are concepts that I have found very helpful in designing my own parenting approach.
It’s food for thought on your journey.
The LAYERS Approach
Sandwich Parenting’s LAYERS Approach breaks down your parenting approach into layers. Depending on circumstances, personalities, and goals, your combination of layers will be unique.
The Stress Continuum
The Stress Continuum is a great way to check in with yourself and your children to see what stage you are in before and during an interaction. If you are both on the overwhelmed end of the continuum, the interaction isn’t going to be very productive or positive.
The POWER of One
Find out how using the POWER of One can help us get closer to our goals and overcome decision fatigue. By Picking One thing to focus on, breaking it down into the tiniest one next step, you can find a way to get started. Soon enough, you will check it off as a Win and then Evolve it into a Routine.
The Gift of Time
Using competency and team development models, we look at how to best use the gift of time to get closer to our goals.
The GAP to Reality
The Problem with Perfection
When people can only see the things they did not do perfectly, they stop experiencing life for what it is and what it can be. Perfectionism is insidious!
Respect the PROCESS
The PROCESS of Change requires us to adjust our need for instant gratification. Slow and steady wins the race.
The Answer is Curiosity
The answer to every question is curiosity.
At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is love and the relationships we have with the people we love.