The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode 23 - Parenting is Hard

Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

Show Notes

Parenting is hard.   I think the fact that so many parents are struggling is an indicator of two things.  The first is that so many parents are doing their inner work and breaking cycles and healing intergenerational trauma.  The second is parenting is hard because this just isn't how we are supposed to be parenting.   

I honestly don't have the answers to this conundrum but some musings on:

  • Why "parenting is hard" is an incomplete thought
  • What we can learn about parenting from hunter gatherer societies
  • Nervous system regulation as a parenting tool
  • Interdependence in parenting 
  • Thoughts on my independence being a deep subconscious form of people pleasing

Related Episodes:

Episode 5 - Transformative Self Care Practices   
Episode 17 - Listen!  Your Body is Talking


University of Cambridge (n.d.). Hunter-gatherer approach to childcare suggests that the key to mother and child well-being may be many caregivers.

Doucleff, M., PhD (2021). Hunt, Gather, Parent. Simon & Schuster Audio.

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