Being a calm and positive parent and partner didn’t come so easily to me. With my kids, I used to yell, be inconsistent and impatient. Being in relationship with my wife was also hard. I didn’t know how to communicate well, to speak with clarity and authenticity, and how to really listen. I would often get frustrated and angry and things would be left unresolved. I knew that I could do better, and that I had to if I wanted to have a healthy and happy family.
I am living proof that you can go from unskilled, reactive, and frustrated to a calm, competent, and connected parent and partner. I have completely altered the trajectory of my family’s future in the best of ways!
But I had to give up my lone wolf mindset and reach out for help. That was years ago. Now I help parents create the best environment at home so they can enjoy the same kind of fulfilment and ease at home that I do.