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    Parenting Stress

    Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of parenting and struggle to cope with the stress it brings? Are you experiencing negative thoughts and feelings about your children or yourself as a parent? Do you find yourself struggling with guilt or shame related to your parenting? Have you found yourself comparing your parenting abilities to others and feeling inadequate? 

    Being a mother can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it can also be one of the most challenging. Parenting comes with a unique set of stressors and demands that can lead many mothers to feel overwhelmed and off-balance. 

    If you are experiencing any of the following feelings, you are likely struggling with parenting stress:

    • Overwhelmed or exhausted by the demands of parenting and struggling to balance parenting with other responsibilities.
    • Sadness, disappointment, and frustration when your children act out and misbehave.
    • Guilt and shame when you feel you are not meeting your own or others’ parenting expectations.
    • Disconnected or distant from your child.
    • Frustration or anger toward your partner when you feel unsupported or misunderstood.
    • Inadequacy or insecurity, especially when you compare yourself to other parents.
    • Self-blame and guilt when you believe you should have handled things differently.
    • Helplessness and powerlessness when you feel you cannot change the situation or improve your relationship with your children.

     You can achieve balance and fulfillment in your parenting journey. 

     I can help you:

    • Explore any underlying fears and critical self-talk about parenting that may be contributing to your distress, and work to shift these beliefs toward a more positive and empowering perspective.
    • Set realistic expectations for yourself and develop self-compassion and, focus on your strengths.
    • Develop effective communication with your children to express your needs and feelings in a constructive and assertive manner, and help you understand your children’s emotions and behavior in a more wholistic way.
    • Identify and address any past traumas or unresolved emotional issues that may be impacting your ability to parent effectively.
    • Communicate your needs and feelings with your partner in a constructive and non-judgmental way. 
    • Practice self-care strategies that promote your physical, emotional, and mental health, such as regular exercise, healthy eating, and engaging in enjoyable activities.
    • Gain knowledge about child development, behavior management techniques, and effective discipline strategies tailored to your specific situation and needs.

    Parenting stress can be a complex issue that requires personalized attention and care, and I strongly believe every mother can benefit from emotional support and guidance in managing parenting stress. I am here to support you in finding a path forward that feels right for you and your family. 

    Investing in your mental health is investing in your family’s wellbeing. Let’s talk about how I can help you prioritize yourself today.