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HOW TO ENJOY A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CHILDREN

by Donald Marmara, EDUCATOR, SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND COUNSELLOR 


You can reduce the stress you have as a parent when your children are having difficulties. This will also make you more effective in supporting and guiding your children.

Parents with concerns about their children sometimes feel guilty, confused or inadequate. These feelings can sometimes be reinforced by conflicting expert opinions and advice.

Don’t worry! You don’t need to be perfect to be a good parent.

Here’s why reducing your stress levels is important to help your children do better at school:



  • Stress can affect your health and wellbeing, drain your energy, and interfere with your ability to make clear and effective decisions.
  • It is harder for you to do the best for your children when you’re stressed.
  • Your children want you to be happy and successful just as much as you want them to be. When you’re stressed your children feel stressed, and they may also feel guilty that they are causing you stress
  • Stress has an adverse affect on children and interferes with their ability to do well at school.

So what can you do to reduce your stress levels and those of your children, so that you can all be healthier, happier and more successful?

Here are some practical suggestions for dealing with stress:

  • Develop Body Awareness. Take a few minutes every day to listen to your body. This will help you detect signs of stress early, before they cause you more serious damage.
  • Complete any unfinished business and unresolved conflicts that are taking up your energy. You may need skilled help to do this.
  • Deal with the smaller issues first. This will build your confidence and you will be in a better position to deal with the bigger issues.
  • Live your life in alignment with your values and beliefs – ie be true to yourself. Failure to do this causes conflict and stress.
  • Regular exercise, a balanced diet, massage and meditation are all ways of preventing and releasing stress.
  • Find what works for you, as we’re all different and what stresses one person may relax and benefit someone else.

You want the best for your children, and it is not always easy to know what you need to do especially when your feelings are involved.

I can help you deal with these feelings so that you can make clear decisions and have a great relationship with yourself and your children.

 

Core Development : Counselling & Somatic Psychotherapy

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