One of the most difficult things that we can do in life is be a parent. Being there emotionally for your child in a positive way with infinite patience is often our ideal, but this can be hard to achieve and maintain throughout the day. Your patience wears thin while your children test and push your boundaries. One child may be irritated with another, or be instigating the other child to push your boundaries even further. Once you have become irritable, it is hard to go back to a loving and caring state for your children.
You know you want to respond to your kids' needs with more loving kindness; if only there were a magic pill that could help you stay calm when they are pushing your buttons! In fact, there are many homeopathic remedies that parents can use for emotional support. This article focuses on four remedies that are useful for parents who have difficulty managing their anger or irritability with their children. Homeopathic remedies are very gentle and they are safe to take while breastfeeding.
If you feel like you are often getting angry with your children, and occasionally yelling at them, then this remedy is for you. Ignatia will help you if you are the type to get more stressed as the day goes on with your kids. You become angry because your children are doing things that go against your wishes, like when they are too slow getting ready to leave the house or when they throw food on the floor. When they contradict you it infuriates you, like when you say to come here and they run away. You might even feel shocked at what they do!
You are very irritable, and it gets worse every time you have to move to do something. You can keep your irritability in check, so long as you don't move. Then you hear your children getting into something that they shouldn't be getting into (contradiction), which drives you to get up to stop them. You may get headaches after you get angry, or from not getting enough sleep the night before. Getting some alone time would really help.
You get irritated more from the messes your children make, when you are trying to get your children to an event on time, or when your children are just too loud. When you get irritated, you focus on that one thing that is irritating you. You get irritable when you are over stimulated.
You can get really angry and frustrated with your children, or anyone for that matter. You may have noticed that your fuse is much shorter after a cup of coffee. You are sensitive to pain, noises, music, and digestive disturbances such as colic or diarrhea. You can get angry about breastfeeding: you don't want to be touched, you don't want to be looked at!
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