If you are dealing with mom guilt, know that you aren’t alone. You are in good company with so much empathy from me and all the other moms who are trying to move on from it. That’s why episode 52 of The Positively Living Podcast is about moving beyond mom guilt!
If I say “I struggle with Mom guilt” would you know what I mean? And would you tell me you are too? If you are dealing with it, know that you aren’t alone.. You are in good company with so much empathy from me and from all the other moms who are trying to move on from it. The concept is so prevalent, and if I’m being honest (and you know I always am with you) completely unfair. We are all doing our very best here and I truly believe guilt doesn’t serve us. In today’s episode, my guest confirms that and helps us go deeper to why we’re struggling as parents, how we can help ourselves and our children cope better, and how we can move on from the unnecessary guilt and shame that keeps us stuck and stressed.
Today I welcome Rachel Bailey to the Positively Living Podcast. Rachel is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families for over a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a certification in Positive Discipline, and has provided services as an ADHD Coach, in-home mentor, and therapist. Currently Rachel teaches parents hands-on tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children… and helping parents find the time and energy to incorporate these tools into their lives. You can hear her advice on her podcast “Your Parenting Long Game”, which I highly recommend.
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In today’s conversation, we cover a variety of parenting struggles and perspectives including how guilt and shame trap us and keep us from taking action and how imperative it is to shift our expectations as parents, especially during challenge times (like a pandemic). Rachel shares her extensive knowledge about children’s behavior, including ADHD and the executive function of the brain and it’s an eye opener. It reinforces the conversation I had with Tiffany Blassingame in Episode 36 about organizing for students. The key takeaway of my conversation with Rachel is that, as parents, must start with our struggles first. When we do that, we are much better able to be the parents we want to be.
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