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I am woman, hear me roar!

Submitted by on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 Loading Add to favourites  32 Comments

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Welcome to the September Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting Through Play

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared how challenging discipline situations can be met with play. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.

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This month’s Carnival of Natural parenting theme was simple for me to write about. More often than not I find myself struggling for inspiration about what to write, but today’s came straight to me!

I’m absolutely an advocate for ‘play’ or more realistically, laughter.

Laughter can diffuse most situations; it’s rare laughter is totally inappropriate…

If Mr Green is getting stressed by something I can usually help him laugh at himself. I’m certainly great at laughing at myself and what more natural state for children to be in, than one of joy and laughter?

I have to admit though, I have a short fuse. It doesn’t take much to make me irritable or cross and I can get angry pretty quickly. In the past I have shouted, yelled and stomped around like a moody teenager, but now I prefer to roar.

You might be aware that primal screaming is a great way to release tension and clear energetic blockages. While screaming isn’t really my thing, Little Miss Green and I have perfected the art of roaring together.

I’m a bit of a mother lion anyway – if anyone threatens my cub there’s a price to pay, so what better way to release anger, express myself and have a giggle than roaring?

Now Little Miss Green and I can diffuse our own situations where we tend to get locked into arguing or shouting with a good roaring session. We look each other in the eye, put our hands on our knees, crouch down and roar as loudly as we can…

After a few good roars we are in a fit of giggles, rolling around on the floor cuddling and all the arguments have disappeared.

Its simple and effective. Goodness knows what the neighbours think but it works for us…

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