How to keep your cool in stressful moments

Shari Simpson, Parenting Blogger, shares advice for parents on how to use religion as a foundation for keeping calm in stressful parenting moments
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How to keep your cool in stressful moments

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I use a lot of scripture and prayer in my parenting. For instance, if I'm in a tense situation with my kids, I will definitely stop and I will pray. Because I need it. I need to chill. I need to change my focus, because my focus is starting to be tense. What I need is to stop and pray, get back into contact with God and with the source of everything that's good and just readjust the way I'm thinking about things. And then my kids are like, "oh man. She's praying again. She's bringing in the big guns." That seems to be their reaction. But I think it's really important for kids. I think it makes them feel secure, to know that their mother answers to a higher authority. That they're not just subject to my emotions, my whims, my moods. That I'm really stopping and I'm striving to seek out the ultimate good in that situation. So that's the way I feel about it.

Shari Simpson, Parenting Blogger, shares advice for parents on how to use religion as a foundation for keeping calm in stressful parenting moments

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Shari Simpson

Parenting Blogger & Comedy Writer

Shari Simpson is the mastermind behind the humor parenting blog “Earth Mother just means I’m dusty”; she also writes for NickMom, In The Powder Room, Cool Mom Picks and is the editor of Mommy Poppins New Jersey. Shari was the BlogHer 2012 Voice of the Year in humor writing and co-wrote the comedy, “Maybe Baby, It’s You” which had two successful off-Broadway runs and a Hollywood run starring Tori Spelling. Shari lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with her patient husband and three children (two humans, one pug). 

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