I've learned that when I'm easily irritated, grumpy & shutdown with my son that something's going on beneath the surface.
I've been triggered.
Or something is ready to rise from the depths.
We talk about this, he & I. Because sometimes I'm not always able to contain the irritability.
Sometimes I get angry with him, and while he might be needing a boundary enforced, my anger is MINE and nothing to do with him.
So I catch myself.
And be clear - the anger is mine, I'm not handling my emotions well.
Then I do the work. Hit the mat, run a bath, write my journal, talk to my man.
I do what it takes to be with the challenging emotions. For me, yes. And for my son.
It's not easy.
Yet what else is there to do?
My Grandmother - she raged, got violent. And took it out on her six kids. She didn't have the resources, the support and the insight that I have.
So I do it for her too, because I can.
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