As she looks across the table at me, it's easy to see the raw pain in her eyes. The wonder in how she got here. I'd seen it untold times before...hell, I'd witnessed it in myself on many an occasion. Her tears flowed from a space deep within as she shared the story of feeling unworthy and undeserving of the beautiful [on the outside] life she lives. Her fairy tale mask covers a self-loathing game she plays with herself every. single. day. It's EXHAUSTING.
What is it costing you to neglect yourself and continue to perform mom? For me it meant a diagnosis of viral meningitis and a hospital stay. Are you ready to shift from anxiety, frustration and (sometimes) overwhelm into BEING a mom who is patient, confident, and filled with joy? Then I've got an event for you!
Before we knew it freshman year in college was over and Brigham was off to Dublin, Ireland to study abroad! But how did we get here?! It began with creating a partnership with him in middle school then, even more progressively we allowed him to choose (with parameters) during high school. But what's the KEY ingredient to raising kids that "take off?" Read this to find out...
Ariana was overwhelmed with her son's lying...he hadn't been raised that way! In addition, she and her husband were not seeing the situation the same way and it was making matters much worse...she came to me for help, but what she got was a whole new way of life!
It's summer, many or our teens have too much down time, giving the opportunity for situations we may not anticipate happening through iPhone or social media. Today I deconstruct one mom's recent quandary with her teen daughter around dating and phone use. See if you can relate...
Dad gets a call from the police that his teen daughter has been caught drinking at the home of a friend. Dad's biggest feeling is embarrassment. Our children turn into adults with their own thoughts, feelings, experiences...it's how we handle it that helps us grow.
Life is about learning, we can make the choice to grow as parents when we hear about other families tragedies. Today I share some hindsight about my own parenting struggles in the hopes it will enlighten you and incite change before you get the call no parent wants.