Have you ever asked yourself where the fun parent went? The parent you that says yes to play-dough tea-parties, the parent you that says yes to piggy-back races and then suggests races to the dinner table?
If you have, you probably also have many different responses. You left that fun parent under the washing and work pile. You packed her away in your laptop when you went back to work. You lost him under a mountain of unpaid bills and worries. He got muddled in with the recipes you labor over that get returned complained about and uneaten.
And still your kids ask for more. More time, more attention, more fun, more play. And. It. Just. Feels. Like. You. Can't.
So the next time they yell. You yell. And you rage. And rail. And cry.
This week on the podcast we're looking at that line we all meet as parents and wish we never had to: The Breaking Point.
We look at why parents – especially moms – have their limits overstepped so often, and how we contribute to it, and why having our limits overstepped too much leads us to rage, confusion, isolation and, finally, parent burnout.
How can you listen to yourself and clock the signals that show you're on the road to parent burnout?
How can you give as much as you need to, get your own limits met and make them sacred so that you can get back to being the fun, parent enthusiastic parent you want to be?
Join us on the podcast this week, and find out how to stop feeling heavy about all you do in parenting, and start celebrating everything you give, not because you have to, but because you choose to love – every day and beyond measure – the little humans you are raising.
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