Parenting Without Being Overwhelmed
Parenting is stressful. The harder you try to be the perfect or effective parent, the more vulnerable you are to becoming emotionally overwhelmed.
Overwhelm can be a major issue for parents like you. It can affect your health, your relationships, and even the children who are the reasons for working so hard. Ironically, despite the stress, you will never stop caring for your children. Parenthood, after all, is a natural human tendency. But can’t you be a happier parent without being overwhelmed? The answer is: You can with some help!
Are you an overwhelmed parent?
You are overwhelmed when you can feel the physical exhaustion after doing chores, running errands, helping your children to do their homework, bringing and picking them up from the school or their special lessons, doing the laundry, cleaning, etc. You are overwhelmed when you can hardly attend to your personal regimens and can barely sustain a social life.
One sign that there’s too much on your plate most days in your life is when you have kids in tow wherever you go, even when you are desperate for some alone time.
Overcoming Overwhelm: Labeling Your Feeling
The first step to overcome your emotional overwhelm due to parenting is to acknowledge that you are indeed feeling that way. There is no use denying and masking your feelings; that kind of attitude can prevent you from doing something about it. Instead, acknowledge that you feel the weight of all the stresses on a daily basis.
Giving it a label or a name would compel you to improve your situation. This is when you can become receptive to solutions. A therapist can help you label that feeling and find ways to improve your situation.
Empowering Yourself and Your Children
One way to better your situation is to empower you and help you identify strategies to empower your children too. For instance, you may have difficulty recognizing the readiness of your children to do something for themselves or become more independent, depending on their age and motor skills. You feel tired because you are doing everything, when your children can be delegated tasks they can very well do.
If you are the type who feels happy being needed and being over-involved, you have to gradually let go of some tasks that you children can manage on their own. If you can’t, a counselor can help. This will be an empowering thing, not only for you, but for your children as well.
Where to Go for Help
Where can you find that counselor? In Fuquay-Varina, NC, there is one name that stands in the field of counseling above the rest - this is the Carolina Counseling Services. CCS contracts therapists independently. If you love being a parent, but you want to better manage the stresses and be relaxed, you and your children need to be empowered. Call Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC for help. Call now so you can enjoy parenthood without being overwhelmed.
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