Parenting by Dr. Munn, online therapist and coach for professional women, and child & adolescent psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA

While this sounds simple, it can be hard for parents to provide children with a nurturing yet boundary oriented home environment. Why? ⠀

Parents are often inundated with the demands of daily living. Between working, cooking, cleaning, taking the kids to/from school and activities, etc., parents are often stressed and sleep deprived, making them prone to react and argue, bribe, give into their child’s demands, and fire consequences. Thus, it’s important to take a moment to breathe because this will increase your chance of responding appropriately to the situation.⠀

Now, keep this is mind: be intentional; try to meet the emotional needs of your child; set clear and reasonable expectations; and follow through without being too rigid.⠀

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Disclaimer: The content in this post is only intended to increase your knowledge on parenting and child development; it is not online therapy. If you’re concerned about your child’s immediate safety please call 911 and consult with a licensed clinician about any clinical symptoms you are experiencing.