What is the cinching element to The Pro-Child Way? Mindfulness. It’s that moment where you stop reacting to your ex and let the stillness guide your heart. It’s the breath in, before you say something spiteful about your ex in front of your child. It’s the glance downward towards your child, before your eyes start rolling up in aggravation. Mindfulness is an opportunity – an opportunity that opens your awareness to choice.
Go read the full article, I think it will be worth the time (after all, that is why I posted this.)Here are two good standbys to have in your “do” list:
Do keep smiling, turn, and walk away from your ex
When you become better at multi-tasking, add vocal to the smile/turn/walk routine.
Do sound “hmmmm” then smile/turn/walk away.
In your mindfulness, it’s much better to choose to say nothing than to react with an under-processed thought. It really doesn’t matter if your ex thinks you’ve lost it. It isn’t your ex’s opinion that matters anymore. Your child will benefit from your practice of mindfulness, and you will too. It’s from this point that you can start your journey down The Pro-Child Way.