Parenting is one of the areas where is not evident how much time and effort you need to invest. We think that if everybody does it, we too. But we don’t know how good (or bad) the others do.
Camila (my daughter) is one of the engines of my life, she’s one of my reasons for waking up every morning. But she’s also one of the most temperamental persons I’ve ever met AND lived with. The famous “terrible two” started at 1.5 years old and I felt as it lasted forever!
As one of my new year’s resolutions I decided to invest more time in my relationship with her. We had intense situations that resulted in crying, screaming and sometimes spanks (=nalgadas).
One morning we were in our daily routine before leaving to the office and school, the situation was so chaotic that when she finally left with Walter, I stayed at home for a while, I was not able to drive in that condition: too much emotion, frustration and the impotence of not being able to improve the relationship with my daughter. THAT was the moment when I decided to look for professional help.
Via friends’ recommendations I got to a psychologist, I contacted her and after a week WE, as family, started our therapy.
Three months have passed and I cannot deny the improvement in our lives. We have a better relationship and the way we tackle our problems has a different approach.
As parents, we’ll face challenges on every age of our children, but if in our jobs we are able to invest time and effort to make our projects a success, why shouldn’t we do the same for our families!?
Personally, I learned that there are some things that I cannot fix by myself, when that happens: ask for help!
PS: Share this with anyone that might also need some help.
Hasta la próxima,