What parents can do about losing their temper

Pastor Jimmy Bartz offers suggestions for when parents lose their tempers with their children
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What parents can do about losing their temper

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What do you do when you feel like you're failing as a parent or you're losing your temper in a parental moment? I think the first thing that you do is hit the pause button. You have some sense that Rome wasn't built in a day, and that neither are parents. Parenting is an identity, but it's also a set of practices. And by engaging a set of practices, we build our identity over time as mother or father or parent. So we know that in the moment nothing critical needs to happen. We can always push the pause button walk away, reengage whatever challenge we're facing at another moment in time when we're less stressed, more full, more open and able to address whatever challenge we're facing.

Pastor Jimmy Bartz offers suggestions for when parents lose their tempers with their children

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Jimmy Bartz

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Jimmy is the founder and convener of Thad’s—a spiritual community meeting on Sunday mornings in The Writer’s Bootcamp in Santa Monica. An ordained Episcopal priest, Jimmy has spent most of his professional life leading communities in the work of making a love-spreading difference in the world that surrounds them.

His recent work includes studying the relationship between the outdoors and positive, psycho-spiritual health. When not in the office, he can be found in the ocean or in the mountains, usually with his wife, Cindy, or his two children, Jas and Jade.

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