Being a parent is hard. I’m one, I get it.
It’s challenging to learn what our children’s essence is, what they mean with the words they say, or what their behavior communicates, the internal struggles and needs that can cause huge dysregulation in our days.
Understanding our children means that we also need to know ourselves - our values, triggers, beliefs, anxieties and joys. Parenting is hard because it holds the mirror up to our own insecurities and internal struggles, all the while having to hold our children’s too. It can be a lot.
But it doesn’t need to be so overwhelming. There is a way to create more connection, shared joy, mutual respect and authenticity in the relationships we have with our kids. Our kids will do good, because they feel good and are at peace with us.