“How are my friends’ kids so well behaved all the time?”
“My in-laws keep feeding my child junk when I’m at work”
”I promised myself not to shout at my child so harshly again, but I couldn't stop myself.”
“My parents say that my child behaves much better when I’m not around”
“My child won’t eat anything I cook!”
“I just can’t seem to get through to my teenager… it's like talking to a wall!”
“I use the TV to babysit my kids at times...am I a bad parent?”
If you find yourself relating to any of those statements, you are not alone!
By now you know that being a parent has a lot of positives. There are many moments when you do feel proud and fulfilled, happy and loved. But there are also moments when you may find it hard to control that surge of anger or shake away the self-doubt.
Though all parents go through it, most are unwilling to acknowledge it in front of others. Many parents feel that accepting that they do feel negatively about their children or life stage would put them in bad light in front of others. It would somehow deem them unfit parents. It is no wonder then that numerous parents struggle with their daily challenges on their own.
The good news is that you don’t really have to struggle alone. There are qualified and trained professional counsellors who can help. Counsellors who understand that the challenges and the emotions are real, and that there is no shame in them. Counsellors who can help you look at your situation differently and help you learn ways to handle them.
So remember, the next time you find yourself in a fix, just reach out to us. We can help.