Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SLP is a certified Speech Pathologist. She received her master's degree from Hunter College in New York in Communication Sciences. She works as a Parent Educator for Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau facilitating "How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk" workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry.” Adina developed TEAM Communication Ventures and conducts parenting, teacher and clinician workshops via telephone nationwide. Adina lives with her husband and four lively children in Cleveland, Ohio. You can visit her at website at www.parentingsimply.com.
Sometimes going the extra mile to make a loved one feel appreciated is the best way to keep their spirits up. This becomes especially pertinent during the stressful weeks leading up to (and during) the holiday season.
Many moms, including me, can quickly feel overwhelmed with all there is to do. This can quickly lead to feelings of frustration and then anger. Who do we take it out on? Sadly, this frustration often gets taken out on our husband and our kids.
Giving your child advice is often met by rolled eyes, shrugged shoulders and defensive responses. All this comes even though you might have just been trying to help them with whatever task they were struggling with.