If you have children you will be aware that everyday life can be a challenge. To pass on skills to children so they will be able to negotiate what life throws at them, parents need to have skills and tools necessary. If you are balancing a job, commitments, schooling with family life, things can get complicated!
“The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression.”* Does that surprise you? You may have heard the saying that “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.” Perhaps we could add, “All work and no play, makes Jill feel exhausted and overwhelmed.”
Are you a mum with the best of intentions, yet somedays the cranky pants syndrome grips you before you know it and you find yourself reacting to a small thing, way out of proportion to the event? Maybe someone drops something on the floor and you quickly fly into overwhelm? We all have moments like that. If we keep having them though, we can really start to hurt the relationships and people we care about the most.