Many of the parents I have worked with over the years have expressed an urgency they feel in seeing their child develop within a certain time frame — trying to “beat the clock” before they lose the ideal “window of development.” This can result in an anxiety-filled experience in the background, or foreground, of your everyday life.
Like a ticking clock — Tick. Tick. Tick.
This “race against the clock” is especially heightened at certain times of the year, such as birthdays, holidays and the beginning of a new school year. It is during these times that parents will often reflect on the past year (and either be amazed by the growth that has been made or disappointed that more was not achieved) and look at the year ahead, often with a heightened urgency to reach certain milestones as each year passes.
This relationship to time and your child, as you likely know, creates a huge amount of stress and pressure. Not only that, it often taints your relationship with your child into something more like a time-sensitive project, making you feel more like a project manager than a parent.
As the beginning of the new school year approaches, I want to offer a paradigm shift in the way that you might relate to this “hot spot” time of year.
What can help turn the “tick tick tick” down and create more calm and ease in your life and in the life of your child?
Click here to read the full article on Jenny McCarthy’s/ Generation Rescue’s website!
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