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When Parenting Feels Like Groundhog Day

Parenting can sometimes feel like a never-ending rollercoaster, and if you have a child dealing with anxiety and big emotions, it can be even more challenging. You might often find yourself in situations where it feels like Groundhog Day, repeating the same scenarios, facing avoidance, meltdowns, resistance and those moments that leave you drained and wondering if there's a way out.

If this sounds all too familiar, take comfort in knowing you're not alone. Many parents face recurring challenges, and that's precisely what I want to discuss today: When a problem keeps repeating itself, it's a sign that there's a lesson waiting to be learned.

Let me introduce myself; I'm Sue Stevenson, the founder of U-Turn Anxiety, and I'm here to help you navigate the parenting journey. In our exploration of this topic, we'll dive into the hidden lessons that life throws our way and how we can grow through them, with the support of the Calm Parents & Kids Hub.

We've All Been There

Picture this: you've asked your anxious child a couple of times to tidy up their room or finish their homework, but this scenario still happens over and over. The mess seems to grow, and you find yourself on the brink of losing your cool. Your child's resistance is like a wall they've built, keeping you out and the problem in. It's a cycle that feels impossible to break, and it leaves you at your wit's end, not knowing how to help your child, which means you feel stuck and helpless.

You're exhausted, stressed 24/7, and terrified about where your child will end up if things continue this way. You're desperate to find a solution that doesn't involve medication and you feel guilty and embarrassed about your parenting. It's a situation that leaves you feeling completely out of your depth, yet you keep hitting a brick wall.

What's Really Going On?

You see, those persistent challenges you face with your child aren't just random roadblocks. They're opportunities in disguise. Every time a problem repeats itself, it's your child's way of telling you, "There's a lesson here, and I need you to understand what’s really going on here" But here's the catch: the lesson isn't just for your child to change; it's for you, too.

It's a Two-Way Street

What's the lesson for you as a parent? It's about learning to fully connect with your child. It's about understanding their world, their emotions, and their perspective.

You see, most parents often make a common mistake. They ask their child to tune into their wavelength, expecting their kids to understand them better.

The real magic happens when we, as parents, tune into our child's wavelength. It's about meeting them where they are, stepping into their shoes, and seeing the world through their eyes.

The Power of Connection​

When you fully connect with your child, it's like opening a door to a new world. You'll discover that the challenges you thought were insurmountable begin to melt away. Resistance turns into cooperation, and meltdowns become opportunities for growth. It's not about being a mind reader; it's about being present, empathetic, and receptive to your child's needs.

In this journey of understanding and learning, you'll find that the recurring problems you once faced become stepping stones to a stronger, more harmonious parent-child relationship. You'll no longer feel like you're constantly battling the same issues. Instead, you'll embrace each challenge as a chance to connect and grow.

The Takeaway

When a problem keeps repeating itself, it's a nudge from life, an opportunity for both you and your child to learn and grow. And if you want to find out more about these lessons and how to apply them in your daily life, stay tuned for future blog posts and discussions. I'm here to guide you through this journey, as a fellow parent who's been there, as an anxiety specialist, and as your companion in navigating the complexities of parenting.

Join our community in this transformative journey today. Let's embrace the lessons, connect with our children, and watch the magic happen together. Feel free to join our Facebook community group for parents of anxious and big-feeling kids: Calm Confident Parents and Kids, where we share valuable tools and strategies to help you support them.





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When Parenting Feels Like Groundhog Day

Parenting can sometimes feel like a never-ending rollercoaster, and if you have a child dealing with anxiety and big emotions, it can be even more challenging. You might often find yourself in situations where it feels like Groundhog Day, repeating the same scenarios, facing avoidance, meltdowns, resistance and those moments that leave you drained and wondering if there's a way out.

If this sounds all too familiar, take comfort in knowing you're not alone. Many parents face recurring challenges, and that's precisely what I want to discuss today: When a problem keeps repeating itself, it's a sign that there's a lesson waiting to be learned.

Let me introduce myself; I'm Sue Stevenson, the founder of U-Turn Anxiety, and I'm here to help you navigate the parenting journey. In our exploration of this topic, we'll dive into the hidden lessons that life throws our way and how we can grow through them, with the support of the Calm Parents & Kids Hub.

We've All Been There

Picture this: you've asked your anxious child a couple of times to tidy up their room or finish their homework, but this scenario still happens over and over. The mess seems to grow, and you find yourself on the brink of losing your cool. Your child's resistance is like a wall they've built, keeping you out and the problem in. It's a cycle that feels impossible to break, and it leaves you at your wit's end, not knowing how to help your child, which means you feel stuck and helpless.

You're exhausted, stressed 24/7, and terrified about where your child will end up if things continue this way. You're desperate to find a solution that doesn't involve medication and you feel guilty and embarrassed about your parenting. It's a situation that leaves you feeling completely out of your depth, yet you keep hitting a brick wall.

What's Really Going On?

You see, those persistent challenges you face with your child aren't just random roadblocks. They're opportunities in disguise. Every time a problem repeats itself, it's your child's way of telling you, "There's a lesson here, and I need you to understand what’s really going on here" But here's the catch: the lesson isn't just for your child to change; it's for you, too.

It's a Two-Way Street

What's the lesson for you as a parent? It's about learning to fully connect with your child. It's about understanding their world, their emotions, and their perspective.

You see, most parents often make a common mistake. They ask their child to tune into their wavelength, expecting their kids to understand them better.

The real magic happens when we, as parents, tune into our child's wavelength. It's about meeting them where they are, stepping into their shoes, and seeing the world through their eyes.

The Power of Connection​

When you fully connect with your child, it's like opening a door to a new world. You'll discover that the challenges you thought were insurmountable begin to melt away. Resistance turns into cooperation, and meltdowns become opportunities for growth. It's not about being a mind reader; it's about being present, empathetic, and receptive to your child's needs.

In this journey of understanding and learning, you'll find that the recurring problems you once faced become stepping stones to a stronger, more harmonious parent-child relationship. You'll no longer feel like you're constantly battling the same issues. Instead, you'll embrace each challenge as a chance to connect and grow.

The Takeaway

When a problem keeps repeating itself, it's a nudge from life, an opportunity for both you and your child to learn and grow. And if you want to find out more about these lessons and how to apply them in your daily life, stay tuned for future blog posts and discussions. I'm here to guide you through this journey, as a fellow parent who's been there, as an anxiety specialist, and as your companion in navigating the complexities of parenting.

Join our community in this transformative journey today. Let's embrace the lessons, connect with our children, and watch the magic happen together. Feel free to join our Facebook community group for parents of anxious and big-feeling kids: Calm Confident Parents and Kids, where we share valuable tools and strategies to help you support them.





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Do you want to have more joy in your family? Today, I'm opening up about something very personal, something I've never shared quite like this before. I'm going to share a lesson that not only comes from our weekly parenting classes but also from my own journey.

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