Two weeks of “Mature and Positive Parent” isn’t going to cut it. Kids need to know that the positivity and maturity is CONSISTENT and trustable. Yes, it could take months or years to gain back the trust of a child who has been hurt, blamed, shamed, who has been an outlet for the parent’s pain.
This was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.
To realize that I was responsible for this…to realize that this was MY work to do, and then to DO it was the hardest thing I have ever done.
But it was the most important thing I’ve ever done. To look at myself, to get support, to be consistent… to see the long game and stay aligned with the actions that would get my family to a good place required a serious effort on my part.
But what else could I do once I realized my role?
Serious. No amount of burying my head in the sand ever helped.
Parents dictate the tone of the home environment. Children’s behavior is a mirror.
Would you like to create home environment that is peaceful, that you are proud of?