“I had no idea how hard it would be to be a parent!” Have you ever found yourself saying this as you hide in the bathroom for a moment of peace? Just when you think you might have figured out this whole parenting thing, everything changes. Whether it’s frustration with the power struggles, the call from the school that your six year old just hit someone right as you’re about to go into an important meeting, or the dread that comes over you when you have to go to the store knowing that it will be so much more difficult with your child than just going alone.
Parenting can feel so frustrating, isolating and bewildering a lot of the time. Then the guilt and shame kicks in. “Everyone else seems to be doing okay at this, why am I such a bad parent?!” You are not alone! It takes courage to ask for help so that you can start feeling better in your role of parent and in your relationship with your children. Parenthood is full of ups and downs. Understanding the needs and language of your child while still trying to care for yourself takes a lot of practice, encouragement and self-compassion. There can be a lot of stress and pressure to be “perfect”. This can leave parents feeling depleted and defeated at the end of the day. I want you to know that you are not alone. I strive to collaboratively support clients through their struggles and difficult feelings to help families feel more nurtured, heard and grounded.
I’ve worked with many different families through the years to help them feel more confident in their parenting skills. Unlike parenting books that speak to the masses, I work uniquely and individually with each family to discover the cause of the frustration and help you find solutions that address your specific needs.
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