Robyn McKay provides tips for moms who are overlaying their own childhood experiences when caring for their children.
When moms talk to me about their children’s problems in school sometimes I get a really deep feeling that in part at least it’s a mom’s own memories about her childhood experience as it might be sort of masking or overlaying what their child’s experiences are and so what I really encourage moms to do is to really pay attention to where those emotions are coming from. Certainly you are going to be concerned about your child’s well being in school, but to really get some good perspective on, “Is this my stuff or is this something that is happening to my child that I feel out of control about?”
I think talking with a coach or a counselor about that can usually be really helpful actually to get some perspective or even a trusted friend or confidant – somebody who knows you pretty well, just to get a reality check on what’s really going on at the time within yourself, and if you feel like you need to get some support from a counselor, do that.
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