I often do sleep consultations with families who are literally not sleeping. Like at all. Nobody is sleeping and everybody is crying. And yet when I suggest a change of strategy, that they need to do something different from what they've been doing, they balk.
"Oh no, we can't do that.What if things get worse."
Because no matter how bad things are, we're terrified of making things worse.
So I launch into the intellectual argument, "There is no worse, you're living worse." Which I, as a non-postpartum impartial person who sleeps soundly, can see clearly. But for the people who are in it, making change is terrifying.
This isn't specific to sleep, it applies to starting daycare, traveling with babies, really anything that causes a deviation from the fragile little groove we create as new parents.
And it can be terrifying.
And fear of change locks us into patterns, often exceedingly unpleasant patterns, for ages.
However when you're a parent, change is both necessary and inevitable. And as the Borg says, resistance is futile.
Finding the Confidence to Make Change
This podcast will cover:
Common changes and decisions we've faced or are going to face as parents.
How to know when it's time to make a change.
Strategies to find the confidence to move through those changes.
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