1. Be in touch with yourself to gain a broad perspective on things.
This is one of the most important parenting skills that you need to apply every time something goes wrong with your child. You must make contact with yourself.
When the situation escalates, try to abstract from it and ask your intuition, your wise “I”: “What must be done to act wisely?” This is not easy to do, especially if the situation causes you strong emotions. But if you develop such a skill in yourself, it will become your habit.
It is worth saying that establishing contact with oneself is the basis for the formation of other important parenting skills, which will be discussed below. So, what needs to be done to act wisely in various family situations? Continue reading
1. Do you want to do everything possible for your child?
2. Do you understand what kind of parenting skills you need to develop? Do you develop them?
3. Do you forgive yourself for your mistakes? Do you try not to allow them anymore?
If you answered affirmatively to these questions, then you are good enough, normal parents. And this is much better than trying to be perfect. Continue reading
Do you feel tired and depressed even before you have a morning cup of coffee? This is just one of the signs of burnout that many parents are exposed to. Other symptoms may include irritability, emotional detachment from the family, depression, lack of motivation, etc. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be stressed.
You are not alone. Many parents experience the same thing as you: parents who combine work and parenting; single mothers; parents of children with special needs, etc. Emotional burnout of parents is becoming more common. Modern parents suffer from it more often than parents of previous generations, because the myth of the “ideal parent” crushes the modern parents. Continue reading