TPJ 23: I Can't Trust Anyone with My Kids!
Do you desperately need a break, but feel like you can’t trust anyone with your kids? Do you fear what might happen to them (some disaster or catastrophe), what might be said to them, or what might be taught to them if you’re not there?
In this episode we’ll address some common fears that parents have about leaving their kids with other people.
[5:04] Are these fears holding you back?
[7:37] Anything that’s rooted in fear will not lead us down the path of joy.
[8:26] The inability to trust others with our children leads to burnout.
[9:25] There are risks when you don’t trust your kids with other people.
[11:49] Allow your children to have secure attachments to more than one adult.
[12:43] Are you the only perfect caregiver for your children?
[14:04] You can’t work on any job, project or relationship 24/7. You need time off.
[15:11] It’s time to get help.
[18:03] I get it…some relatives make it really, really hard.
[19:12] Practice an attitude of gratitude.
[19:48] Practice compassion & mindfulness.
[20:22] Have faith in your child’s competency.
[20:44] Model politeness & affection without forcing it.
[21:02] Set firm, empathic limits when boundaries are crossed.
[21:52] Get professional help with toxicity.
[22:44] Don’t be afraid to use mother’s helpers, baby-sitters, or nannies.
To checkout the role play series with Dr. Laura Markham mentioned in this episode head over to the blog.
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