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  • Erika Bugbee, M.A.

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

Normal life as a parent involves a buffet of unpredictable crises. Handling extreme moods like rage or anxiety in your kid, addiction, or threats to your household like the COVID-19 virus -- these things can be disorienting to parents.

While each situation brings a new set of struggles, there are two aspects that remain a constant for every parent.

Although parents can get quickly overwhelmed and emotionally maxed out when faced with something big and out of control, the human mind always finds time to overthink and over-complicate. Worry and analysis is something we often do unknowingly as a way of keeping our minds busy and distracted.

And we pay a price in the form of mental fatigue and an intense and overbearing parenting approach.

Fortunately, every parent is also born with the ability to wake up to our own stress level, get our bearings back, and find the calm and composure that allows us to lead with clarity and confidence regardless of the circumstances in front of us.

In today’s video I talk about how to take ownership over where you’re coming from as a parent so you can lead your family through anything with more grace and perspective. Click the play button to watch.

This talk was part of a webinar series called 'Finding Peace of Mind in Uncertain Times' hosted by two colleagues of mine, Julieanne Chazotte and Dror Amir. Click here to access Julieanne and Dror's work and recordings.

  • Erika Bugbee, M.A.

No matter what country you're reading this from, your life is inevitably affected by the COVID-19 situation. We're at a moment in time when there are more questions than answers right now, and we all feel it. But in times of crisis and chaos, there's one thing we never lose: the ability to find a sense of calm and stability inside ourselves. If you look back on your life, in the wake of every crisis, big and small, your mind has eventually settled down. And every time, you've found things like clarity, a next step, and a sense of certainty and confidence. That ability, and all of those assets, are double-parked outside your mind, waiting for a space to open up so they can come in. In this live webinar recording I talk about what it takes to get your mind pointed toward calm rather than panic and fear so we can find exactly what we need to get through times like these. To watch the recording, click below.

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