How can you know yourself deeply if you’ve never touched the depths of your anger or reached the height of your joy? We have to feel our emotions to process them in a healthy way – and our ability to do that is often impacted by how our parents led us through sensitive moments as children. But what if our parents left us with empty spaces in our hearts? A beautiful opportunity for healing presents itself when we cross the threshold into parenthood. What if by parenting our children, we can parent ourselves?
In today’s episode, Rachel is home after a trip to Costa Rica and trying to get her daughter back on her normal schedule. The result is an epic tantrum that lasts hours and emotionally drains Rachel and her husband. When it is all over, Rachel is left staring at the wall and wondering what it all means. Why do toddlers have meltdowns? Is there a purpose to it all? How can we be there for our children in the most challenging moments?
If you’re a parent, then you know there is no easy way out when your child is having a major emotional tantrum. All you can do is love them, be there for them, and put your patience to the test. As you do that – you may just find you are holding your own inner child as well. By supporting them you are giving yourself the support you didn’t get when you were growing up. Loving them means you are healing old wounds and filling empty spaces in your own heart.
Tune in to today’s episode to find healing in the hard moments and safety in your own unconditional love.