Being a parent offers so many highs and lows, that at times it can seem almost unmanageable. It is a 24/7 responsibility, and that can be exhausting and draining.
Often, being a parent you assume that you have to put your child ahead of your own well-being. That is a natural feeling, but Interactive Counselling is here to ensure that you take care of yourself. You will be no good to your child, or anyone else if you are running yourself thin. Self-care is often overlooked because being a Mom or a Dad is busy! There is so much to do, and by the end of the day, you are so drained after being everyone’s everything, that you can’t imagine doing something for yourself. This is a huge problem! And one that is overlooked.
Are you a new mom (or dad) and struggling with your new role in life? Having a baby throws your idea of a “normal” life upside down. Every aspect of your world changes when that little one comes into your life. The one fact that people don’t talk about is that having a newborn baby is hard! You’re sleep deprived, you’re neglecting yourself despite the trauma your body just went through, and your hormones are all over the place! It’s OK to not be OK, but it is not OK to hold it in. We know that all the commercials and magazines make bringing home baby “easy” but the fact is, it is the hardest thing you will ever do in your life. Interactive Counselling is here to help you through the rollercoaster ride of being a parent. We will help you work through the downs and celebrate all the ups.
Maybe you’re way beyond the newborn stage, even though the teenage years and now you are at the “empty nester” point. This can be equally as difficult of a transition, and most people don’t understand that. Your life is changing, letting go of a role you have known for so long, and now you are left trying to establish a new routine. Of course, you will always be a parent forever, but now your child doesn’t need you in the same way they used to. We can help you rediscover yourself and make this life stage a smoother, more positive transition.