Parenting is seriously hard, and you're not alone if you've ever had days (Months? Years?) when you honestly just didn't know what to do.
And if your child has any of the extra challenges that accompany ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, and more, you may feel like your situation is beyond your abilities.
Have you ever stood helplessly while your child melted down in public, and nothing you did or said helped the situation -- in fact, everything you did only made things worse?
Have you ever gone to bed racking your brain to try and remember if you and your child even had a single positive interaction that day?
Have you ever caught your child lying or hitting?
Has your child ever talked back to you?
Are you ever completely worn out and exhausted?
Us too. There's a whole world of parents who regularly throw their hands in the air in surrender, totally unsure of their next steps.
The great thing? You may have just the right idea or tip to keep a parent happily in the game.
And someone out there knows just the right thing to say to you the next time surrender is on your radar.
We've all been there, and because of that, parents have a collective power that can change the world -- when we give each other support.
That's why we've started a closed Facebook group called Honest Parenting Talk. It's a safe place where moms and dads can exchange honest stories and heartfelt advice.
And we need your voice! Please join Honest Parenting Talk, and jump right in so we can all help each other out.
Because, honestly, this parenting gig is tough.