Coping With Guilt Woodside NY

Mommy and Daddy guilt seem to become inherent emotions mysteriously transferred through some sort of osmosis to men and women as soon as they become parents.

Local Companies

City Treehouse
212.255.2050
129A W 20th Street,Ground Floor
New York, NY
KinderHaus German Immersion Playschool
917.406.8869
468 6th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Montessori School of New York International
718.857.3341
105 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Sitters Studio
646.246.6024
New York, NY
Your Kids Our Kids
212.675.6226
30 West 15 Street
New York, NY
Best Domestic Placement Service
212.683.3060
10 E. 39th Street,Suite 1108
New York, NY
Columbus Preschool and Gym
212.721.0090
606 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY
Lucy's Playgroup
212.724.5002
250 West 75th Street, #5C
New York, NY
Preschool of America
212.987.3700
1501 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Town House International School
212.427.6930
1209 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Mommy and Daddy guilt seem to become inherent emotions mysteriously transferred through some sort of osmosis to men and women as soon as they become parents. Guilt, along with other unpleasant emotions like stress and anger are really self defeating and energy draining emotions. Anger can impair your judgment and end up rewarding a child with whom you are in the midst of a pint sized power struggle. Guilt, however, can make you over compensate and when you are feeling like a less than perfect parent as you try to make up for your lack of perfection by giving in to your child.

A parents feeling of guilt can interfere with being a successful parent and damage your relationship with your children and their own emotional growth. It can also encourage your child to repeat unwanted behaviors. Learning how to cope with guilt is difficult, but doing so will increase your happiness as a person, partner and parent.

Because you are the one in control of your thoughts, and your thoughts control your emotions, it is reasonable to ascertain that you control how you feel. You control your happiness and joy, as well as your anger, fear and guilt. Resisting self defeating emotions takes patience and practice. It also requires the unwavering acceptance that you are an imperfect human being, just like everyone else.

All parents will be tempted to give in to self defeating emotions at times. Sometimes these reactions may seem spontaneous and impossible to control. You might still feel guilty and angry when your child has a tantrum in public. You may become discouraged if your son gets a failing report card. A certain amount of child misbehavior and aggravation is part of parenting and can be discouraging and frustrating.

However, you can practice controlling your feelings, replacing positive thoughts with negative thoughts which will help you to avoid feeling guilty. Try to do the best you can considering all circumstances and remind yourself that. Try to set realistic goals and do not expect perfection from yourself. Do not think you are failure if you did not have the answer to a question or could not meet the need presented to you. You are human and should not let your disappointment keep you down. Do not dwell on your inadequacies. Think about the times you were successful. Encourage yourself just as you would one of your children!

Dr. Randy Cale, a Clifton Park-based parenting expert, author, speaker and licensed psychologist, offers practical guidance for a host of parenting concerns. His Web site, www.TerrificParenting.com,, offers free parenting guidance and an e-mail newsletter.
Related Articles
- The Mystery of Commitment Woodside NY
After you have dated someone for several months, it is natural to wonder about your relationship s level of exclusivity. After all, most long term relationships seem geared toward commitment at some level. However, left unspoken, many people have a tendency to think that their partners feel the same way they do. They are often surprised to discover that their partners feel differently.
- Unappreciative Teenagers Woodside NY
- Children Need Clear and Consistent Limits Woodside NY