Welcome to the Guilt Club: Taming Self-Doubt When Raising Kids [NOOK Book]

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From babyhood on, the guilt never ends. Was I overly harsh with that discipline? Should I really let my children cry themselves to sleep? I’m such a loser for needing time to myself. My husband is going to divorce me due to neglect. Have I fed my child anything green in the last six years? I just know my teenager lies because of that one time I dropped her on her head when she was a baby!

“Mother-in-law guilt is worse than parental guilt! My ...
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Welcome to the Guilt Club: Taming Self-Doubt When Raising Kids

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Overview

From babyhood on, the guilt never ends. Was I overly harsh with that discipline? Should I really let my children cry themselves to sleep? I’m such a loser for needing time to myself. My husband is going to divorce me due to neglect. Have I fed my child anything green in the last six years? I just know my teenager lies because of that one time I dropped her on her head when she was a baby!

“Mother-in-law guilt is worse than parental guilt! My mother-in-law was judgmental about everything from the bottle I gave to the diaper I changed. She questioned everything I did because ‘we didn’t do it that way!’ ” —Maria, mom of two

“My kids don’t clean up after themselves and it wears me out. I ask, then yell, and then they make me feel so guilty that I just give up. They act like I’m so mean when I ask them to clear the table. I don’t know what to do. Sometimes I think they should do more to help, but other times it’s easier to do it myself and avoid the argument.” —Gina, mom of two

My friends, it’s time to step back and laugh at our mistakes, appreciate the faults and whining of others, and have an open mind when it comes to crass language, chocolate, and drinking wine to calm yourself down. Welcome to the Guilt Club. It sucks.

In this book you will learn:

• The five major issues we feel guilty about.
• How to manage guilt in an objective way.
• How to change what we do to make our parenting better.
• How to realize what we do well and stick to it.
• How to stop our kids from pushing our guilt buttons.
• How to change the dynamic of our house from negative to positive.

and much, much, more!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014978415
  • Publisher: The S5 Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 110
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michelle received her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in 1993 and a masters degree in Communication Disorders in 1995 from the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed her internship at Medical City Dallas Hospital and earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in 1996 from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her most memorable case of therapy involved "Kay" - a two year old found at the bottom of a swimming pool. Seeing the dedication of Kay's mother to the recovery of her severely brain damaged child, Michelle developed an early and profound respect for all Mothers. In 2000, Michelle took a break from working to start her own family, having three girls in five years. Immersed in all things "Mommy", Michelle decided to write a book dedicated to people just like her: confused, amazed, exhausted, guilt-ridden, and baffled on what-to-do-next. Journey with her as she writes with empathy ("..while I write this very sentence, my child is trying to tear her crib apart in a raging, screaming, fit..."), dedication to getting tough ("Throw that guilt monster out the window, girlfriend!") and a professional eye for what really works. Michelle decodes the technical aspect of steps to improving problem behavior, but stays devoted to teaching discipline techniques with the emotions of caregivers in mind.
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