Posted in Behavior, Single Parents, Big Kids

Power Struggles with 5yo

Anonymous

I get that they’re common, but I’m so very tired of them and I feel overwhelmed by what might be in store for us. As a single-parent family, would it be wise to invest in some family counseling? Or is this something I should ride out for a while?

  • Anonymous
    Mar 13

    OP here... my suggestion of counseling seems a little extreme I guess. But I was thinking more because it would be helpful to have another adult in the conversation, for both of our sakes. Any insight?

  • AdamAnt
    Mar 13

    Our family finds counseling very useful - for all of us. It’s a great way to be able to talk through how you’re feeling in a safe space with a neutral 3rd party - who can help without being too close to the situation.

  • molly
    Mar 13

    Have you heard podcasts Unruffled by Janet Lansbury? May find Janet’s book and another book called Dear Parent: .. by Magda Gerber. i found them useful

  • Anonymous
    Mar 14

    Thanks for the suggestions. I’ll look into the podcast and books. And counseling as well probably.