Ascension Behavioral Health

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Kids & Emotions - What Do We Expect?

“So often, children are punished for being human. They are not allowed to have grumpy moods, bad days, disrespectful tones, or bad attitudes. Yet, we adults have them all the time. None of us are perfect. We must stop holding our children to a higher standard of perfection than we can attain ourselves.” - Rebecca Eanes

I work with a lot of parents who struggle with wanting to be more patient & calm with their children at all times, even on their bad days, they're at their limits and just do not have it in them to be their best. The article below does a great job touching on empathy towards children (and ourselves) that often does not happen. If we can't be good to ourselves, how can we expect to be good to others?