Being a mom is not easy, especially these days!
It appears the act of being a Mom has turned into a full-time occupation. On top of our regular jobs we must be in control, know what we are doing & do it all, not to mention, being responsible for what our children are doing at all times, of course!
The joy we felt, simply being a mother has turned into another thing on our “to-do” list. It’s no longer enjoyable, this is big business! We must take this seriously, after all, what we do, how we perform, who we associate with & how many things we expose our children to, will dictate the rest of their lives!
No pressure, right?! I feel stressed out just writing this. Can you see how naturally the rates of anxiety are on the rise? Dare I suggest that a lot of Moms are no longer even fun to be around.
Fried from our lack of truly knowing who it is we are & what is important, we resort to the archaic methods of yelling, punishing, bribing, threats or completely giving up altogether!
“I’m going count to 3!”… “Because I said so” … “You’re being a spoiled brat!” …”I’ll give you the iPad if you finish your homework." ..."Stop it or you're going to get a time out!"
Sound familiar? Not our proudest ‘mom’-ents. I’ve found myself saying the same things over the years, not even really knowing why but because I had no other words or examples to recall or model in that moment of desperation.
Blindly reacting out of utter frustration, I was left feeling ashamed, guilty & like I’ve scarred my children for life. I tried over functioning, complying to unrealistic standards & outrageous expectations of myself & my children & it didn’t work.
Like many of you, I took on the motherland of house work & scheduling, while unknowingly taking on my families emotions & needs over my own, leaving me grasping at what I knew to survive.
Consequently, I’ve spent hundreds of hours passionately learning new ways, reading & researching the science behind the art of being a parent. I’ve experimented & implemented techniques in the field & have witnessed transformation in my clients lives.
I have made every mistake you can think of over the years, (& definitely more that my kids would be all too happy to share with you!) however, I am proud to report that despite the imperfection, I have two independent, highly functioning young adults who are really cool people to be with.
As the holidays near & tempers, expectations & patience will inevitably be tested, I invite you to give yourself the gift of new perspective to lighten your load as we approach a brand new year! OR maybe you wish to give the gift of help to someone who can’t see how much they need it!
As my gift to you, I’m offering 5 one-on-one sessions, at 30% OFF for a limited time!
Specifically tailored to the issues you are struggling with right now, the "Motherload Bundle" will leave you knowing:
~ the power of projection & pause
~ alternatives to punishment & praise
~ how to turn correction into connection
~ collaborative problem solving techniques
~ how to engage cooperation with your child
~ how to consistently set healthy limits & boundaries
~ how to identify & implement reasonable expectations
~ how to communicate effectively & respectfully with your child
Lindsay Lal Professional Coaching