10-07-2017 10:27 PM
Parenting has been the most challenging thing I've ever done, but has also brought me the most precious rewards. It's also taught me the most about myself - how and why I tick the way I do.
It can be rollercoaster of emotions, that like our teens, we sometimes struggle to cope with. It's a conversation that I've had a few times recently - how do we manage our own emotions parenting can bring up of:
Can you think of any more to add @lizard0812? There's a gamut of them!!
A fantastic technique @Beingme2017 suggested at the chat night was to think about how you would approach the situation if it were a friend coming to you with your worries and fears. What would you say to them and how would you encourage them to process it? I love that technique as it allows you to separate yourself from the emotion of the situation, which is what often gets in our way.
So we'd love to know -
What are your coping techniques for dealing with the emotions of parenting?
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