No matter how much you love your kids, parenting can be an intense and challenging experience that brings up all of "your stuff." If you strive to be a good and loving parent, but sometimes struggle with feeling overwhelmed or triggered by your kids, you are not alone!
Guilt and shame are not helpful - but for many people, neither is defaulting to the parenting strategies that their parents may have used. Thankfully, there are many resources available now to support you if you wish to break old cycles and raise your children in a more positive way than you were raised.
Counselling can provide you with a safe space to process the experience of being a parent, free from the guilt trips and opinionated advice that are all too common in our culture. Counselling can also help you learn and practice new tools to manage your emotions during times you are triggered. Learning to do this is incredibly helpful and empowering for most parents, and results in a deeper capacity to connect with your children.
If you would like support to parent from your "self at best" more often, or if you just need some space to really focus on YOU, I would love to talk to you.