Loving Connections: Getting Away from Blame and Shame
Jenny Palmiotto, PsyD, LMFT
Clinical Director Family Guidance & Therapy Center, Founder Love & Autism
We try our hardest to be good parents, but we sometimes fall short of our own unrealistic expectations, not to mention the unrealistic expectations of others. And when this happens, we feel shame. Our children feel it too. It doesn’t feel very good. Listen as Dr. Palmiotto describes how to rediscover your authentic self, and shift away from the notion that you (and your child) have to be “perfect”. Blame and shame erode loving connections. By focusing on ourselves, acknowledging our experiences, asking for what we need, and accepting our needs without shame, we can create meaningful change for our children and our families.