Tag: mental health
Tragic moments and hard times will reach all of us and our children as well. We want to shelter them, but that isn’t always the best way to help them gain acceptance. Part of strong mental health — a huge part of it — is the ability to accept things as they are.
I lived in constant fear of failing and disappointing. My worth was calculated by my ability to be better than everyone else in everything I did. If I wasn't the best, I was punished simply for not being good enough. But I survived tiger parenting.
Sometimes this expectation can feel like just another thing we're failing at, like showering every day. I'm here to share a professional perspective on this question. (And, full disclosure: Today was a dry shampoo day.) Because when I'm not momming, I'm focused on helping others improve their mental and emotional wellbeing as a clinical psychologist.
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