As mums, we’ve all had thoughts of “not being good enough” when we don’t measure up to our own expectations. This can be a really unhelpful trap to fall into, often leading to feelings of anxiety, frustration and guilt. Often we are striving to be an unrealistic figure: Supermum!
What if you were able to dwell on the good stuff rather than the bad? To have confidence in your decisions, trust your gut, and let go of the skewed view of ‘perfect parenting’? The key is managing strong emotions and navigating unhelpful thought patterns to find a more positive, healthier outlook.
This is a book for those seeking that shift in perception: to turn around a negative mindset, to view your own achievements in a different light, to be kinder to yourself. It uses ideas from CBT, EMDR, DBT, mindfulness and other established therapies to help you to rebuild your confidence in your own parenting style and drown out the niggling doubts. This book is all about learning to embrace the imperfect, and being good enough.
With easy-to-follow activities combining a blend of psychological strategies, the book walks you through exactly how to identify and unpick thinking habits and manage big emotions. Clinical psychologist Dr Rachel Andrew and author Anya Hayes give you in-the-moment solutions to common parenting flashpoints, as well as enabling you to create robust, positive and flexible ways to approach parenting decisions in the future.