In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective.
USE YOUR WEEKEND WISELY Soon I will be signing off for the weekend. That is one way I stay strong. I use the time to take care of me and mine. Do something inspiring, have some family fun time and plan some private self care time.
I picked the book because it resonates with me. Not just for women but for all. We need time and space to get away from worry and stress.
I picked the quote thinking of parents whose teens are good kids doing bad things. The kids suffer and those who love them suffer. Both need to do lots of good self care stuff. For the parents that most often just getting away and doing something that makes you forget your worries about your child if only for an hour.
PRACTICE KINDNESS: My book When Good Kids Do Bad Things will be available for free on Kindle at Amazon on May 29, 30, and 31. If you know a parent struggling with a teen doing bad things share that news. I wrote the book, I have updated it, the book has been praised by others, and I know the advice is parent friendly. Remember I’ve been in the trenches as well as the halls of Academia.
And yes, I am shamelessly promoting my book. Forgive me if that offends you, I don’t like hard sells, but I would like the knowledge in the book shared more broadly, so I am working at promotion. I am told it is the only way to get people to try and perhaps eventually some will buy.
Stay strong, I work at it every day, every hour and sometimes every minute.