Parenting is not easy—well at least some of the time it’s not. There are highs and lows, laughter and tears, frustration and acceptance, and feelings of joy that make your heart feel like it is going to explode. When you are experiencing a more challenging time in your child’s life, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The human brain is designed to deal with this type of stress, but without relief, our brains go into shut down mode. Just like children, the adult brain can also get stuck and needs to reset so we can be the parent we want to be.
A reset for yourself is the same as one for your child. It includes self awareness and recognizing you need one, saying you need a reset out loud, and then taking action to make it happen. A reset may look ENTIRELY different to a single parent of young children than a co-parenting household of high school and college age children. A reset can be anything you need it to be as long as it gives you a moment to pause where you are doing something for yourself to recharge. A reset may be taking breaths in the moment, lighting a candle, taking a walk or having a day out of your house alone. The most important aspect of a reset is that you are giving yourself the gift of starting over each and every moment with no judgement. We want this for you, so get excited and make the decision to give yourself the opportunity to reset because you deserve it and your children will benefit from it.