Thinking of you tonight after a tough night of parenting in my own household where all the behaviors were “off-track.” If you have a child under two, these phases might be called leaps, developmental milestones, or wonder weeks. If you have a child 2 or older, these phases might be called tantrums, back-talk, or off-track behavior. And if you are an adult, these phases might be called uncomfortable, irritated, or over it.
The main themes of my work with families are feeding, sleep, behavior, and mindset. Though I focus on these for the earliest of humans, these themes are with all of us for all of life. A developmental milestone, off-track behavior, and being over it are all the same thing: discomfort with being pushed to our edge or learning a new skill and needing more support.
My experience working with families is that adult off-track behavior is confusing but I see it as a pink flag that shows us we’re ready for something different. This could be needing more support because you are not resourced to deal with things how they are, changing something small because you have reached a saturation point for how things are or completely stopping something you have always done because you have simply outgrown it. All of these reasons are ok and normal and expected.
If you find you need extra support in figuring out what may need to shift in your routines, I’m here for you and doing this alongside you every. single. day.
Until Next Time,