More than ever we need to be open and honest about how we are coping with our mental health. This past year has made me take a good look at myself and admit the things that used to work, that kept me “even” aren’t cutting it and I needed to ask for help.
Same topics, same day, same judgement, aren’t we tired of it yet?
Go on any social media platform, Parenting blog comment section, sit in any park, heck breathe as a parent and you feel/hear those judging eyes and words. We have moved long past “helpful advice” and seem to permanently live in “You are an awful parent” when people don’t agree with your parenting choices.
To be clear, it is not a parenting choice to physically/emotionally or mentally abuse your children. It is not a parenting choice if your decision is putting your child or others at risk of harm. Which is probably why the topic of this week’s podcast causes such an uproar; the perception that you are harming your child by doing it.
What am I talking about? The cry it out method or CIO. And the parent judgement that comes flying at those of us who have used this type of sleep training is epic!
So let’s talk about it:
Episode 9 – Who Are We To Judge? – Keeping #MomLife Real Podcast
My last podcast was recorded and launched in February 2020, at that time I admitted I was not ok and not managing well. Not long after that episode dropped, the world basically shut down. To say I wasn’t in a good place or ready for it is an understatement and I was not alone. In my first episode since then, a year later, I talk about what happened, how it affected me and where my family and I are at a year later.