Supporting Families through the rollercoaster of parenting.
Do you have a child whose behaviour is disrupting family life?
Is overwhelm and frustration have you feeling like a failure?
Do you just wish your partner would understand the issues and be on the same page?
Chances are, back before kids, you felt you did ok in life. You probably felt reasonably confident, and then parenthood happened.
You wanted it, you planned for it, now you have it, and it’s not quite what you expected.
Regardless of which stage of parenting you are in in life, communication and relationships can be rocky.
No matter what we’ve done and how we’ve prepared, or not, nothing can ever 100% prepare us for what we will go through as a parent. It can’t because we are dealing with humans, and they all come with their own quirks.
We might be adults, and that’s about as far as our expertise as a parent goes. Meaning, we were once children. Our parenting experience develops from ground zero when our child arrives.
When we are willing to develop a collaborative learning relationship with our child, we increase our chances of success.
Being a parent is one of the best personal development journeys we can have, if we lean in and accept that we are not the experts.
We don’t have to be the experts, and when challenges arise, leaning into the mentors you have access to. Not always our parents for a whole variety of reasons.
No disrespect to our parents, they, like us, are operating with the limits of the knowledge available and do the best they knew how and were capable of at the time.