“I shouldn’t have yelled at him. But I was so frustrated…I couldn’t help it. When I went to bed I just felt so guilty, like I was the worst parent in the world…”
Let’s get one thing straight—my client Amanda is SuperMom. She arranges her life so that she can spend the most quality time possible with her children; she makes every sacrifice for them. But at the end of a four-hour homework marathon with her three boys, she vented on her oldest son Matt—he just wasn’t getting the spelling lesson. A day later she was still racked with guilt.
So I asked her if she had journaled about the experience.—Ehh, not so much. And that was a problem.