“Acknowledging our fears around mothering and motherhood is empowering and courageous.”
This episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast and Tough Mothers TV is deep!
I speak with mum of two, Belinda Hughes, about the fears we feel around our children and parenting, and how we deal with these. And you can too.
Motherhood is an opportunity to really get to know ourselves, and our children are our greatest teachers. Belinda shares how she transitioned from a fear-based space to a loving ground, and how mothers can manage their own fears, and not project them onto their children.
Key takeaways from this episode of the Tough Mothers Podcast and Tough Mothers TV:
♥ Fear is a natural part of mothering and motherhood.
♥ It is important to feel the fear, but we should not attach ourselves to it.
♥ Learning to surrender to your fears and feelings is an important part of motherhood.
P.S. Surrender does not mean give in, surrender means let go.
In this episode you will learn [Podcast, TV timestamps]:
[6.54, 5.24] How not to let fear hold you and your child back.
“Trust [your] child, trust his capabilities and his awareness… I can’t put my fears onto my child.”
“Every part of you as a mother wants to hang on, look after them and make sure they’re okay, but that is one of the worst things you can do for their development.”
“Managing fear within ourselves is hard and very important.”
“Is that my fear to own or is that being projected onto me?”
“Become conscious of the unconscious.”
“I ask myself: what would love do in this situation?”
MENTIONS, MORE INFO and SUPPORT
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1) Help you understand how matrescence and motherhood change you, your brain and your mind
2) Explain the importance of mental space in motherhood
3) Teach simple, specific exercises you can easily modify to your unique self, and fit into your busy day, to create more mental space to permanently thrive, feel more fulfilled and be a truly happy mother.
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Mental Health Support
If the topics in this episode are triggering for you, or if you need support, please contact your doctor or local mental health service. Simply Google “mental health help”.