23 Mar Why We MUST Talk About How We Really Feel About Parenting with Rachel Bailey
Parenting. Let’s talk about it. Whether your child is 6 days or 6 years old parenting can lead to a mix of feelings from love and joy, to judgement, expectation, and frustration. Sometimes this can leave you feeling not so great about being a parent.
In this week’s episode of Yoga| Birth| Babies I speak with Rachel Bailey, a parenting specialist, mother of 2, and therapist. We dive into what it really is to be a parent nowadays. Rachel provides actionable steps we can take when we feel discomfort in the parenting role from journaling, to mindset shifts, to teachable moments.
It’s a wonderful conversation that I think you’re going to get a lot out of!
In this episode you will learn:
- Learn about Rachel and how she got into working with parents.
- Why we are so afraid to talk about how we really feel about parenting.
- Why it’s so important to talk about. How our children and ourselves can benefit from this practice.
- How to handle judgement from yourself or others about your feelings.
- How parenting has changed over the last few decades and how that has changed our perceptions of parenting.
- When you’re not feeling great about parenting, how you can shift out of those feelings.
- How to reframe our mindset when we’re not enjoying parenting.
- Managing expectations of parenthood and your children.
- Useful alternatives to punishment .
- The “Yuck Dump”.
- How to find actionable steps by identifying our discomforts.
- What to do in the moment when you feel triggered.
- A tip/piece of advice for new or expectant parents.
- Where you can find Rachel’s work.
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Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families for over a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she also has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a certification in Positive Discipline, and has provided services as an ADHD Coach, in-home mentor, and therapist.
Currently, Rachel teaches parents practical, long term tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children… while reducing the stress and guilt in parents’ lives.
Connect with Rachel:
- Instagram: @rachelbaileyparenting
- Parenting As An Exhausted Parent and How Not To Lose Your Cool with Your Kids with Rachel Bailey (Yoga | Birth| Babies)
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