Us parents, we worry about our kids.
It’s part of our job description.
A little bit of anxiety is a good thing; it focuses our attention, helps us prioritize, and improves our performance.
But a lot of worry is not useful, especially when it oozes out during a conversation with our kids.
Sharing openly here, I am a worrier.
Worrying is one of my super powers.
Worry helps me focus! Yay! But it’s also my kryptonite…
I have a fantastic imagination, and much of the time I use it to terrorize myself! Booo!
Especially now that our kids are teens, there is a whole new set of things I can worry about (vaping, smoking, social media, sex, driving, grades, etc).
The problem is that…
Kids smell worry.
To them, our worry stinks like old gym socks… :)
And it gets in the way of our relationship with our kids.
So how do you cope with worry?
Our friend, Suzi Lula, has an answer.
Suzi is the author of The Motherhood Evolution; she is a visionary leader who is transforming the way people think about Self-Care and Motherhood. She collaborates and teaches with Dr. Shefali Tsabary.
A few days ago we got a chance to talk to Suzi about worry and emotional self-care.
Suzi’s message pertains to any parent, no matter what the situation, no matter how old your kids are.
So please take just a minute to watch her short video to hear about one of Suzi’s powerful tools for emotional self-care.
If you like what you heard in the video, pop over to Suzi’s website and you can download the first chapter of her book… at no charge!