Woke Parenting #5: Parenting Without Losing Your Shit (Even When Your Kids are Acting Like Shitheads)
by Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN and Bonnie Scott, MS, MA, LPC
Real talk: The hardest part about parenting on a lot of days is keeping your cool when your kids are driving you absolutely batty. In your brain, you know that it's healthy for your sprogs to explore their surroundings, test their limits, learn everything the hard way, and try your patience, but in your heart you are just screaming and screaming. And your kids are also screaming so you're quite a team! Bonnie and Dr. Faith are therapists and parents and they're here to talk you off the ledge. Here's a no-nonsense guide to having empathy for your own frustration as well as strategies for helping your kids grow up to be respectful and kind adults themselves.