I get it!
Every day I have parents telling me how exhausted they are and yet they can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel because a break would only create anxiety for their children. To add to that many talk about the reality that there really aren't a lot of choices of people to help them out because in the past the behavior of their child was too difficult.
I do know how hard it is to leave and not have what I call “fall-out” before and after. It used to feel like my long awaited break was not worth it! I would come home to really hard stuff and whatever I gained or relief I had gotten was quickly forgotten! I was back to overdrive, stress and feeling tired immediately!
Yes! As parents to kids who struggle with hurdles like anxiety, abandonment, and behavior issues (along with many other things) we need to be especially intentional about how, when and with whom we leave our kids!
Just as important though, we need to be intentional about how and when we take care of ourselves! It is important to refuel so we can commit to NO MATTER WHAT!
I have learned that the answer to HOW is in the ability to keep the connection between us and our child alive even when we cannot be physically together! It lessens the anxiety about possible re-abandonment helping our child feel confident that we will always take care of them. That we will NEVER leave them for good – we will always come back! This confidence frees them up to follow directions better, trust those we put in charge, learn, and overall think more clearly.
I want to teach you these tools and techniques so that you can refuel! So that you can feel again. Breathe again. Nourish your closest relationships. I want you to take care of you a bit! Laugh. Read. Dance! Whatever your heart needs to be filled up!
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You Deserve A Break