I didn’t know the level of my anxiety until I brought little people into my world. It seemed like my anxiety just couldn’t hide under the weight of parental stress. That happens to many of us. We strive to become a better parent and we begin to realize that it is actually our own anxiety that is holding us back.
I have a confession to make. I sliced my daughter’s grapes way past toddlerhood. I hovered over my fearless child, as she climbed the monkey bars. I never allowed popcorn or peanuts to touch my young child’s lips. She was never out of my eyesight, even for a minute. To put it simply, I was an anxious mom. Being an anxious mom was easy for […]
It is hard enough to deal with anxiety, but throw parenting in the mix and it can be a real challenge! Parenting in and of itself can be anxiety producing, but what if you already have anxiety issues? It is tricky to know how to cope when you are an anxious parent. Many of us have learned how to deal with anxiety, but are derailed when we […]