Parenting is the most difficult job ever. You can attend classes, read books and try to be the best parent possible. You learned the “how to” in the books and classes, but you didn’t learn about the powerful impact of your own personal experiences and emotions. Guilt at being selfish, angry, overindulgent or strict get in the way.
Envy that your kids have more than you, yet still complain make it impossible to be consistent. Sometimes you try so hard not to be like your parents that you blur the boundaries between you and your children.
Therapy helps you deal with the anxiety and fear of not being the perfect parent, especially when you didn’t have one of your own. Then you can implement appropriate and healthy parenting. Here is a client’s experience:
” I used to feel so guilty when there was any friction with my daughter. I blamed myself for everything and that made it worse. Thank you for helping me to feel less guilty about the things I do and the things I don’t do.”
– Single mother of teenage daughter.