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PWP 36 | Parents Who Deal With the Crushing Guilt of Parenthood

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Do you ever feel guilty for yelling at your kids?  For not spending enough time with them?  For doing something you feel like could mess them up for life?

There is so much guilt that comes with parenting.

Where does it come from?

What do we do about it?

And not just psychologically, but on a practical “I have to do something about this TODAY” kind of level.

Guilt is a universal human feeling, but it doesn’t mean it has to be all-consuming.

In this episode I share:

  • what guilt looks like for me (I’m not super proud to confess that one of the things I feel most guilty about is that sometimes I yell)
  • practical solutions for dealing with guilt on a daily basis, along with
  • longer term solutions to try to curb the onset of guilt
  • what feeling guilt really means and
  • where guilt comes from

Go behind the scenes with us in our FREE, private community of parents.  We post photos, videos, and insights as we think of them.  We also give on the spot help with any issues or questions you may have.

It’s free to join and you can get direct access to both Chris and I.

You can also

  • Visit our homepage to receive our FREE parenting resources, as well as two free children’s audio stories!
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PWP 35 | When Parenthood Doesn’t Go as Planned

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What do you do when parenthood doesn’t go as planned?

 

Where and how are we even getting our definition of what parenthood is “supposed” to look like?

 

Why are people not speaking more truths around parenting and family life?

 

In this episode I share:

  • how to cope when you’re feeling frustrated that things don’t seem to be going as you always dreamed they would, or how things seem to be going for everyone else around you.
  • I open up about how parenthood has not gone as planned for Chris and I
  • how I found out that Baby A can now open the doors in our house
  • why I got a $75 fine for celebrating Chris’s birthday and
  • the best non-advice my Dr. gave me before leaving the hospital with the big boys (spoiler: it made Chris really mad).

Go behind the scenes with us in our FREE, private community of parents.  We post photos, videos, and insights as we think of them.  We also give on the spot help with any issues or questions you may have.

It’s free to join and you can get direct access to both Chris and I.

You can also

  • Visit our homepage to receive our FREE parenting resources, as well as two free children’s audio stories!
  • Follow me on Twitter @sarahwehkamp
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PWP 34 | Parents Who Share the Real Deal on Counseling

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It happens.

I left it in.

This episode is for you if:

  • You have ever been curious about what going to a counselor looks and feels like.  What kinds of things would I be asked or would we talk about?
  • You have wondered if you could benefit from counseling or how you can get past common barriers (including the “you’re crazy” stigma) that often comes with seeing a counselor.
  • You want to know how to approach your spouse with the idea that you start counseling together.

    For a lot of people, the idea of counseling is very intimidating.

    I’ve been going to counselors on and off for over 20 years now and I’m happy to share my thoughts on the process.

    If you don’t stay for the counseling talk, you can stay to find out what the heck has been going on since episode 33 went live.  (Hint: there was a hotel but no vacation).

Go behind the scenes with us in our free, private community of parents.  We post photos, videos, and insights as we think of them.

I add a random video today that you won’t want to miss.  It’s free to join and you can get direct access to both Chris and I.

You can also

  • Visit our homepage to receive our FREE parenting resources, as well as two free children’s audio stories!
  • Follow me on Twitter @sarahwehkamp