Of course you think you’re doing a sh*tty job. It’s pretty much a byproduct of our society, with its incessant demands coupled with the in-your-face competitiveness on social media. Unfortunately, the pandemic only made things worse, as parents juggled the stresses of helping their kids navigate online schooling while they had to work from home. All of which makes Carla Naumburg’s new book utterly necessary. Author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids, Naumburg delivers her message right up front—You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent—that all parents need to hear and believe in. The fact is, great parenting is not the same thing as perfect parenting. Great parenting starts with true self-compassion, the kind that means you don’t judge yourself. Harnessing this self-compassion is the key to giving yourself a break and embracing your best qualities as a parent. There are four evidence-based elements of self-compassion – noticing, connection, curiosity, and compassion of course — and Naumburg gives tangible steps for how to use each to help parents reduce their anxiety, trust their instincts, move past the guilt and become a calmer, more confident parent.
You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion and Give Yourself a Break
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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