Sometimes, you yell at your kids.
Sometimes, you lose your cool.
Sometimes, you screw up as a parent.
My friend, let me assure you, you aren’t the only one.
We know what we’re NOT supposed to do …yell at others, lose our cool, and definitely not screw up.
But we are all human.
Stop beating yourself up. That will not stop this behavior.
Instead, acknowledge what you do, so you can figure out what you would like to change.
First, do this with yourself. This is the first step toward owning your story.
Then, find a safe person to share your story with. Your second step.
REQUIREMENT: The person in step two above MUST be someone who is safe + will not judge you. This person understands the difficulty of parenting. And this person knows how this behavior doesn’t lead to creating the relationships we want with our kids over the long-term. They will support you and keep you accountable as the parent you want to be.
Sharing your story with a safe person is a vital step, because when you own your story and share it with someone else, the shame can no longer exist. We aren’t meant to parent alone. And no one parents perfectly.
No matter how good their Instagram account looks.
P.S. Let me teach you how to follow step one and own your story. Click here to get the tool that I use every day with my clients.