by Rachel Hadiashar
Assertiveness is your uniquely-you
power voice and way of being.
Loving, nurturing, supportive
Clear boundaries and expectations.
Assertiveness is a trait we don't see modeled very often.
In Positive Discipline,
it's called balancing kindness and firmness.
We tend to be an either/or culture,
but we need both
and in life
---at the same time.
Think about someone
who has presence,
who means business,
who people take seriously
with a no-nonsense approach to life.
But they are also respectful and kind.
How can you embody this essence
in your day-to-day moments of life?
Another way to build assertiveness
is to say aloud to yourself,
til you mean it.
Then conjure up those feelings
in moments of day-to-day life.
The gentle power of Assertiveness
is respectful to you and your children,
and rooted in your individual power.
Some people like to think of a big old tree
Or a powerful animal
to get in that space
of gentle power.
Assertiveness is not letting people walk
all over you
until you lose it.
Assertiveness is not over-riding your needs
or saying yes when you mean no.
Assertiveness is you knowing what you want
and believing that (for the most part)
you can create what you want,
even when challenges exist.
That you deserve respect, and so do your children.
To find that balance within you
that is loving and strong,
and then to communicate that in words
to the people in your life.
Assertiveness is a practice, and an art form.
Have fun with finding your uniquely-you assertive voice,
and in life.
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Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!