How often do you get that sinking feeling where you know that you can’t let your child do what they want, but you dread the potential conflict which comes with saying no? Maybe you avoid it and know you’ll have to face that internal (or external) criticism “You shouldn’t let them get away with that” “You’re too soft on them.” Maybe you charge in to get it over and done with and then have to deal with the waves of guilt or shame which come after when you hope the neighbours di
Are you in a family, surrounded by people, yet feeling so alone? Do you crave space and solitude yet also feel desperate for real connection?
Are you full of love and fulfillment from your children yet also have such a big hole where something is missing?
These seemingly opposite sentiments are a common combination for many parents. Despite being surrounded by those who you love more than anything in the world it can, nevertheless, feel very lonely at times and not just du
It’s not just you – this is how so many parents are feeling right now. Here’s a whole heap of reasons why. 1. Endoftermitus is rife right now which makes EVERYTHING a bit more heightened. The children are ready for the school holidays (even if you’re not) which means little things may be getting big (over) reactions from all family members. 2. Restrictions may be easing, but a couple of coffees with a friend and a night out is probably not enough to replenish your resources a