Moms experience a ton of guilt as it is, but that guilt has gotten more intense during Covid-19. Not only are we managing our own emotions, but we’re trying to support our kids as they go through something we never have. Our guilt gets convoluted with shame and worry.
Like many of you, I was brought up to love my kids more than myself. So doing things for myself can sometimes feel selfish and trigger my mom guilt. But here’s the thing: mom guilt helps no one. Not you; not your kids.
Mom guilt can sometimes be beneficial in the short-term, but never in the long-term. The standards to which you hold yourself as a mom get passed down to your children who also take on that shame and guilt. By holding onto your guilt, you aren’t doing them any favors.
What would happen if you let go of the mom guilt and focused on what you want your children to learn from you? I’m not a parenting expert, but I know that by releasing this guilt, I can release it for my kids as well.
Tune in to the podcast today where I share the reasons so many of us feel mom guilt, where it comes from, and how to let it go. As women, we’re natural fixers. But this pandemic has caused a lot of trauma that we simply can’t fix. I’m sharing what we can do to help our children during this time, and it starts with giving yourself permission to drop the guilt.
WHAT YOU WILL DISCOVER
- Why mom guilt doesn’t help anyone.
- The difference between guilt and shame.
- Why mom guilt has increased during Covid-19.
- How the standards you hold yourself to get passed down to your kids.
- Why I’m so proud of my daughter and her independence.
- How to hold space for your kids instead of guilt.
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