Our nervous systems have dealt with some heavy burdens over the last few years. And while parenting is often stressful, shutdowns and financial implications made it tough to shield our kids from the collective anxiety. The result for many families is a house full of dysregulated nervous systems.
We have all experienced it. Out of nowhere, our child loses their cool over what seems to us to be a small thing. Perhaps it’s a meltdown while you are out grocery shopping, or an uncharacteristic, “Oh shoot, is that MY kid who just did that?” behavior at the playground.
As parents, we can be flooded with reactions ourselves, feel internal or external judgment, or we can even begin to panic wondering, “How do I make this stop right now?”