You don’t care about yourself when you are with him, so he has learned to not care about you. You are teaching him not to care about you when you do not care about yourself.
“Okay, I think I get this. I’m really going to try to do it differently.”
The next week, when we spoke in our phone session, Rachael reported that things had already dramatically changed. Nathan was listening to her, going right to sleep when she put him down and seemed happier in general.
His tantrums had not yet completely stopped, but they were far fewer. Rachael, too, felt happier because she was finally taking care of herself and her own needs.
For the first time since giving birth to Nathan, she was having some time to herself. Watch this video to know about parenting in the modern world:
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