Most mums I work with value adult interaction and often find being a mum quite isolating.
Connection is key to building resilience for anyone. It’s important to not feel alone.
Who can you offer a listening ear to today? Maybe there is someone you could reach out and call who may really appreciate this conversation.
Pick up the phone to a friend or family member. Perhaps meet for a coffee, walk, exercise… even a 10 minute phone call can make a difference to our mental health and wellbeing.
Having someone to talk to and share life’s positives and negatives with is comforting and often in itself a catalyst for change and a shift in mental state.
I’m sharing a conversation about Growing Teenagers and Encouraging Resilience in them and ourselves at the ‘Wellness Day Guildford’. Pictured below with Stacey the organiser, we had a wonderful coffee and chat together recently.
I posted this question on my Facebook page :
‘What top tips do you have for Growing Teens?’
Listening was No 1.
A key parenting skill for any age is listening. How well do you think you do this? In future posts, I will share 3 different levels of listening. I learned these during a Connected Communication course delivered by my friend, speaker, author and a mentor, Lis Cashin (pictured left on the right!).
Lis is also speaking on the 30th, and sharing her traumatic teenage experiences and incredible recovery resilience journey.
This photo was taken when I filmed her for ‘Random Dialogue 20’ and we talked about kindness, listening and selfcare to increase resilience.
I added this post to Wakelet too, where I have been having a play with new ways of curating and connecting.
Who have you got 5 minutes for today?