Many adults deal with mental health concerns, leading to challenging relationships with their children. Challenges occur due to the day-to-day issues parents encounter caring for their children's physical and emotional needs while also handling their mental health.
Couple these challenges with stress from work and societal unrest, and it's easy to see why many parents report feelings of anxiety.
In this podcast episode, we explore how Parenting impacts the mental health of adults and caregivers. We also offer tips for maintaining positive relationships with your children while caring for your mental health needs.
[00:06:10] Note of the week, How to enjoy the often exhausting, depressing role of parenthood
[00:08:44] Parenting is filled with an intense array of emotions - Listen as I share how to identify these feelings and tools for managing the stress of being a parent and caregiver.
[00:20:32] It's uncomfortable for adults to admit disappointment when they've held onto expectations for their children that don't come to fruition - Here, I share strategies to help adults cope with these feelings while learning to celebrate their child's uniqueness.
[00:23:23] Are your expectations the cause of distress or anxiety for your children. Adopting a parenting style that supports open communication may be what your child needs to feel understood and supported, but where do you start - I'll share a few strategies you can use here.
[00:26:08] Identifying your parenting values and using them to guide you in times of disappointment, stress, grief, and happiness are critical to supporting your mental health as a parent and caregiver. Join me as I share why.
[00:30:29] Interested in joining the upcoming parenting values workshop on March 28th? The details are included here.
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