Reconnecting with Your Child
With school returning back next week, and all the emotions with the summer ending and transitioning back to school I felt this article was helpful to keep in the "back pocket" with the upcoming time ahead. Start of school is transition for the whole family including parents which is why it is so important for self-care all around to ease the transition. With any big transitions or increasing in emotions, there can be breakdowns or "changing of flight paths" as the article refers to. Any time we get off track as parents it is important to have self-compassion for ourselves and all we hold space for, and to also have some tools to reconnect and show the self-regulation skills we hope for our children to develop. With that, I hope the transition back to school goes well for your family!
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I have been working with parents for over 10 years. I have learned a great deal from them as well as from parenting my own children. It has taught me that parenting is the most trying job there is, requires the support of a village, and with the right supports can be truly rewarding.