Thursday, April 29, 2010

Guilt and other negative emotions!

Recently read a little on a parenting site, , that I follow regarding guilt and parenting.  It is so important to stay healthy and demonstrate healthy behaviors to our children.  It is especially important to manage our negative emotions or stressors when on bedrest so I thought I would share this short note with Bumps on a Blog!
Yes parenting is the toughest job on the planet! I say it all the time to parents. And yes there are so many negative emotions that can overwhelm parents (as we all know too well) and this is normal...however, the important things to remember are that we must develop healthy skills in order to return as quickly as possible to a healthy frame of mind in order to be the best parent we can be. Yes these negative emotions, such as guilt are helpful in order to recognize a need to make a change. We must identify the cause for the guilt (or other negative emotion) and learn. Also every interaction does teach our children something. So it is important to demonstrate good coping skills, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills. As each of the comments indicated there was some time of issue/conflict..oops ( all part of life and especially parenting)..what to do next and how to teach our children in each challenging moment is what is most important! Great job to all of you.