As a therapist, I recognize that good mental health is extremely important. And as a mother raising children with mental health issues, I recognize that good mental health as parents is just as important! After all, being able to deal with the daily needs of our children takes its toll, and if we aren't being mindful of our own limitations and needs, then we won't be enough for our children, and we certainly won't be productive in any of our other relationships either.
On my recent radio interview with therapist Tiffany Wherner in Tampa Bay, we discussed these very issues. Remember, in order to be a blessing to others, we need to make sure we're taking care of ourselves first. It's not selfish, it's a necessity. If your family's plane is going down, you need to put on your own breathing mask in order to help those around you.
And so together we will encourage one another to improve our self-care. Not because we see the other as weak, but because we know the immense strength it takes to parent children with mental health issues. And we know that we, too, are worth it. Embrace that today, Mamas and Daddies. And pass the love on to the parents around you that are also screaming in silent.
To hear the full interview, click on the link below!
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