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"I'm Not Yelling, This Is Just My Parenting Voice." I'm Not a Bad Parent, Just Sick.

Ba(Hons) Psych. Post Graduate Degree in Trauma Management – Military (PTSD) and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Specialist.

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It's been said that there's a fine line between love and hate. When it comes to parenting, that line can sometimes feel like it's razor thin. One minute you're feeling all the love in the world for your children and the next you're wondering what the heck you did to deserve them. It's a roller coaster ride of emotions that can leave even the most level-headed person feeling a little bit unhinged.

If you're feeling like you're constantly on the verge of losing your cool, you're not alone. A lot of parents feel like they're just one step away from losing it at any given moment. The good news is that there are things you can do to manage your stress and keep your cool, even when your kids are pushing all of your buttons.

Here are some tips for keeping your cool when parenting:

1. Take a deep breath.

This may seem like an obvious one, but it's worth repeating. When you feel yourself getting worked up, take a deep breath and count to 10. This will help you to take a step back and assess the situation before reacting.

2. Walk away.

If you feel like you're about to lose your temper, it's okay to walk away. Let your child know that you need a few minutes to calm down and then take some time for yourself. Go for a walk, listen to music, or do whatever you need to do to get yourself back to a place of calm.

3. Talk to someone.

It can be helpful to talk to someone about what you're going through. This could be a friend, family member, therapist, or anyone else who you feel comfortable talking to. Sometimes just talking about what's going on can help to diffuse the situation.

4. Create a support system.

It can be helpful to have a group of people you can rely on when things get tough. This could be your partner, a close friend, or even a therapist. Having someone to talk to can make a world of difference when you're feeling overwhelmed.

5. Take a break.

If you're finding that you're constantly getting stressed out, it might be a good idea to take a break from parenting. This could mean hiring a babysitter or taking a break from your parenting duties altogether. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back in order to take care of yourself.

Parenting is hard work and it's normal to feel like you're on the verge of losing your cool at times. By taking some time for yourself and reaching out for support, you can help to manage your stress and keep your cool.

But how do you get away from your kids?

Make something up.....

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I'm not a bad parent, I'm just a really good liar.

It's been said that the best liars are the ones who believe their own lies. I'm a parent, and I'm a really good liar. I've lied to my kids about Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny. I've even lied to them about their own birthdays. I'm not a bad parent, I'm just a really good liar.

I'm not the only parent who lies to their kids. In fact, I'm probably in the majority. A recent study found that nearly 60% of parents lie to their kids about Santa. That number is even higher for the Tooth Fairy (70%) and the Easter Bunny (80%).

Why do we lie to our kids about these things? It's not because we're bad parents. It's because we're good parents. We want our kids to believe in the magic of childhood. We want them to have hope and happiness. And sometimes, a little lie is the best way to give them that.

So, if you're a parent who lies to your kids, don't feel bad. You're not alone. And you're definitely not a bad parent. You're just a really good liar.

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Mental health is an important issue that should be given more attention. It is often seen as a taboo topic, but it is something that should be talked about more openly. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

· Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
· Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
· Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems can range from mild to severe and can vary from person to person. They can affect anyone, at any time. Some common mental health problems include:

· Anxiety disorders
· Depression
· Bipolar disorder
· Eating disorders
· Schizophrenia

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek help from a mental health professional.

There are many ways to treat mental health problems. Treatment depends on the type of problem and how severe it is. Some common treatments include:

· Psychotherapy
· Medication
· Hospitalization
· Self-help groups

If you are struggling with mental health problems, there is help available. You don’t have to suffer in silence. There are many resources available to help you get the treatment you need.

This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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