My post 2 days ago was about “Love being all around us”- I expected that to be the message for a standard Valentines Day, but in the wake of the #Parkland school shooting tragedy, I want to reiterate the message on a much deeper level. In the midst of tragedy, there is still so much love around.... in the families reunited after, in the brave souls who took actions to prevent it..in the first responders who put their lives on the line every day... & in those holding the parents and loved ones who are feeling unthinkable loss today... and in all the rest of us who keep hoping someday all people will be loved enough that these tragedies will stop. ...
We think therapy is for people who can't get their lives together. After all, why else would you be seeking help from a complete stranger about managing your personal life? We think that therapy is for people who aren't capable or talented or productive or smart or _______ enough. We think therapy i...
We are talking about keeping healthy relationships while parenting those teenagers. Parents don't always agree on how to parent, punish or set rules for there teens, let's talk about how to stay strong!! ...
LIVE with Dr. Colleen Mullen, host of Coaching Through Chaos
We are talking about keeping healthy relationships while parenting those teenagers. Parents don't always agree on how to parent, punish or set rules for there teens, let's talk about how to stay strong!!
Join me, Colleen Mullen TODAY at 12:30pm EST Live on fellow therapist Jax Anderson’s Page A Beautiful Journey - Counseling & Consulting! We’re going to be talking about heathy parenting, particularly about how to be a healthy parent even if both parents are pretty stressed out w each other! ...
I know it doesn’t help me to calm down when someone who has clearly lost there shit is trying to tell me or force me to calm down.
Three things you can quickly do to regulate yourself:
1. Recognize you have lost your cool, this will put you IN THE MOMENT
2. Catch your breath. Pay attention to how your breathing...try in through your nose, out your mouth.
3. Ask yourself, ‘does this conversation NEED to happen right now?’ Maybe it can wait till later when everyone is calmer.
It’s okay to model getting your own shit under control right in front of your kids eyes. It’s okay to have a talk later, when calmer, about what upset both of you.
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www.psykotherapist.com for parent coaching.