We’ve all heard this argument before.
“Well my parents ✨insert harmful parenting practice here✨ and I turned out just fine.”
Let’s look a little closer. Because did they really? What does “fine” look like as a functioning adult anyways?
Here is just a small list of the issues that can result from unresolved childhood trauma.
👉🏼 Struggling with mental illness, most commonly anxiety/depression
👉🏼 Feelings of low self worth
👉🏼 Difficulties forming or maintaining healthy relationships
👉🏼 Inability to communicate or process feelings
👉🏼 Unable to advocate for their needs
👉🏼 Repeating toxic cycles created from generational trauma
If you are struggling with any of these, you may not be as “fine” as you believe yourself to be. And the best way forward is to look inward, examine why you struggle the ways that you do, and learn how you can do better for your children.
And don’t we want better for our kids than just “fine” anyways?