Parenting With Self-Compassion After Trauma

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If you are a trauma survivor parenting can be healing but also difficult. If your child is also a survivor your journey as a parent can be even more complex. You may become triggered by things your children do or say.

Parenting with self-compassion helps you let go of trying to be the perfect parent and enjoy the journey of raising children. When you parent with self-compassion you help yourself heal from your past.

Table of Contents

· Your Child’s Behavior Might Trigger You
· Letting Go of Being a Perfect Parent
· Parenting With Self-Compassion
· Self-Compassion Practice
· Parent With Fierce Self-Compassion

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Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.