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Surviving Parenting with El Edwards: From Muck to Silver Linings

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Meet El Edwards, an inspirational leader from Youier.com. El is passionate about building faith, having a great time doing it, and creating a safe space online away from the distress of traditional social media. El is from Wales, a country with a rich culture, and she has three children who she has supported to learn the Welsh language. El knows all too well the struggles of parenting and the importance of self-care. She believes that with time and effort, it can always be okay. She wants to help her followers thrive and be the best versions of themselves.

Here are the steps you need to follow to also get better relationships.:

1. Communicate openly and honestly about feelings and expectations.

2. Show empathy and understanding towards each other.

3. Give each other time and space to process emotions.

4. Listen actively and without judgement.

5. Make time for each other and enjoy each other’s company.

6. Show appreciation and gratitude for each other.

7. Respect each other’s boundaries and be willing to compromise.

1. Communicate openly and honestly about feelings and expectations.

Communicate openly and honestly about feelings and expectations

Communicating openly and honestly about feelings and expectations is an important part of any relationship. This can be especially true in parenting, where expectations and feelings can be complex and challenging. To do this effectively, it’s important to take the time to listen and be open-minded. Begin by asking open-ended questions and expressing your own feelings in a respectful way. Be mindful of both your words and tone of voice. This can help create an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect. It’s also important to remember to give your children the opportunity to voice their own feelings and expectations. Allow them to express themselves without judgement and be prepared to explain your own feelings and expectations. Lastly, be willing and open to compromise, as it is often necessary to reach a mutually beneficial outcome.

2. Show empathy and understanding towards each other.

Show empathy and understanding towards each other:

Showing empathy and understanding towards each other is essential in any relationship, especially in the one between Nicky and El Edwards. To show empathy and understanding, it is important to actively listen to each other and ask questions to better understand each other’s point of view. This can be done by using phrases such as “tell me more about that” or “how did that make you feel”. In addition, it is also important to use non-judgmental language, be patient, and show understanding for the other person’s feelings and experiences. In the transcript, Nicky and El Edwards did a great job of demonstrating this by actively listening to each other and showing understanding for each other’s experiences. Nicky was understanding of El’s Welsh background and El was understanding of Nicky’s parenting experience. They also asked meaningful questions to better understand each other. This is a great example of showing empathy and understanding towards each other.

3. Give each other time and space to process emotions.

Give each other time and space to process emotions:

Giving each other time and space to process emotions is an essential part of any conversation. It allows both parties to take a step back, gain perspective, and reflect on the conversation that just took place. This can be especially beneficial for conversations about difficult topics or when emotions are running high. It allows each person to collect their thoughts, process their emotions, and determine how to move forward in the conversation.

When giving each other time and space to process emotions, it is important to be patient and understanding. Try to give the other person time to take a few breaths, reflect on their thoughts and feelings, and respond in their own time. This can be especially important during conversations with teenagers, as they may be more likely to shut down or become defensive if they feel rushed or pressured. It is also important to be mindful of body language and facial expressions, as these can often convey messages that words cannot. Finally, it is important to remember that taking time to process emotions does not necessarily have to be done in silence. Encouraging the other person to share their thoughts and feelings in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment can be extremely helpful in allowing both people to move forward in the conversation.

4. Listen actively and without judgement.

Listening actively and without judgement is an essential part of the conversation between Nicky and El. This involves attentively listening to what is being said, reflecting on the content of the conversation, and responding in a way that allows the speaker to feel heard and understood. To actively and non-judgmentally listen, Nicky and El could practice the following steps:

First, they should focus their attention on the speaker and be present in the moment. This means remaining open to the conversation and avoiding distractions. Second, they should strive to understand the speaker’s point of view and feelings. This means listening with empathy and being curious about their perspective. Lastly, they should respond thoughtfully and with respect. This involves acknowledging the speaker’s feelings and validating their experience.

By actively and non-judgmentally listening to each other, Nicky and El can build a strong connection and create a safe and supportive space for their conversation. This will help them to have a meaningful and productive dialogue.

5. Make time for each other and enjoy each other’s company.

Making time for each other and enjoying each other’s company is an essential part of any relationship. This could mean anything from going out on a date, to simply spending time talking with each other. To make time for each other, first it is important to set aside some time each week to spend together. This could be a date night on the weekends, or a few hours during the week. Once some time has been set aside, it is important to pick something that both partners enjoy doing. This could be anything from going out to a restaurant, to watching a movie at home, to going on a hike. It is important to make sure that both partners are comfortable with the activity. Once the activity has been decided upon, it is important to make sure to stick to the plan. This means that it is important to put away distractions such as phones, and to focus on each other. During the time together, it is important to talk about things that are important to both partners, and to be open and honest with each other. It is also important to show appreciation for each other, and to be sure to laugh and have fun while together. Making time for each other and enjoying each other’s company is essential for any relationship and is an important step to take in order to build a strong and lasting relationship.

6. Show appreciation and gratitude for each other.

Show appreciation and gratitude for each other:

At the end of the conversation, it is important to show appreciation and gratitude for each other. This can be done by expressing your gratitude for the conversation and the time shared. It is also important to express appreciation for any advice or insight shared. A simple thank you can go a long way in showing your gratitude. Additionally, you can show your appreciation by offering words of encouragement or support. You could also thank each other for the laughter and joy that was shared in the conversation. Finally, it is important to thank each other for the knowledge and wisdom that each of you brought to the conversation. Expressing your appreciation in this way will help foster a deeper connection and appreciation between the two of you.

7. Respect each other’s boundaries and be willing to compromise.

Respect each other’s boundaries and be willing to compromise is essential to any healthy relationship, especially between parents and their children. When dealing with teenagers in particular, it is important to remember that they are their own people and have their own ideas, experiences, and views. It is important to be open and honest with them, as well as to understand that their opinions may differ from yours.

When it comes to compromising, it is important to take the time to listen to each other’s perspectives and be respectful of each other’s feelings. When discussing a conflict, it is important to focus on finding a resolution that works for both parties instead of trying to force a solution that one party may not agree with. Additionally, it is important to consider the different perspectives of each party and try to find common ground. For example, if two parents disagree on a parenting tactic, they should try to find a way to work together and come to a solution that they can both agree on.

By being willing to compromise, it is possible to find solutions that work for both parties and create a healthier relationship. This can also help to foster a more open and honest dialogue between parents and their children, leading to better communication and understanding.

Parenting can be a challenging and difficult task, but with the right tools and resources, it can be a rewarding and fulfilling journey. El Edwards, from Youier.com, is here to provide insight and guidance on the parenting journey. Through her website, she wants to create a safe space online away from the distress of traditional social media. With her advice and guidance, she wants to help parents and children connect with each other and build their faith. With her tips on how to communicate openly and honestly, show empathy and understanding, give each other time and space to process emotions, listen actively and without judgement, make time for each other, show appreciation and gratitude for each other, respect each other’s boundaries, and be willing to compromise, El Edwards can help you thrive in the parenting journey. The journey may be difficult, but with hard work and dedication, you can achieve the same results as El Edwards.

I’d love to hear how you apply “One Issue, Ten Minutes” to get better relationships.

Leave me a comment on how it went for you or drop any questions you want me to answer!