Discussion & Time Stamps
4:06 In dealing with all of this stress, making all of these decisions, I have not been able to manage my feelings in front of my daughter as well as I’d like. I don’t yell. But my patience has been short and I have been so tired and unable to be the mom I wish I could be. How do I explain my uncle’s death or even just my sadness to my daughter without adding on a layer of fear that one of her parents may die someday? I don’t need the added stress of destabilizing her. We aren’t religious at all and I haven’t been able to take enough moments to seek the help I need for myself. I finally have a long overdue appointment with my therapist on Monday, but I know that will not “cure me.”
14:00 Is it OK to admit that I’m not sure about how to be a good parent & to say it’s really hard? Sometimes it feels like I’m giving up my ‘power’ eg my daughter tells me I’m not a boss of anyone. Where is the balance how do you know when you have weaken yourself too much?
21:38 My oldest daughter is 7 any time any thoughts pop in to her head she refers as “her brain” she has been saying things like “mom I don’t want to do this but my brain is keep telling me to do it. Stop brain. I hate my brain. I just want to kill my brain, I wish I was never been born. I just want to hit my head on ground so my brain can stop talking.” Seems like it’s getting worse. She is very highly sensitive child to begin with. I just don’t know how to respond or handle the situations. I just feel awful every day when she talks like that I just don’t know where to start to help her out. Please help Thank you
34:35 Extended family member is in crisis. Team member wants to help, but the family member isn’t willing to help him/herself. How do I set up healthy boundaries?
47:19 15 year old son suffered heartbreak from a girlfriend. Mom doesn’t quite know how to help.