#Quoted in this article on Post Partum Rage in the Mint
Talking about how anger and rage does not have to be a part of motherhood.
And the work I have been doing for the past 10 years to prevent and remedy anger and rage in mothers.
In my parenting practice one of the commonest questions I am asked by moms is -
"Why do I get so angry?"
So many mothers ask me this almost every day.
"I just can't control myself.
I do terrible things like hitting and shouting at my child. And after that I feel so guilty.
I try to compensate by being really good. Until it gets to me... And I begin raging again."
"I hate myself." They admit.
Yes. The problem with rage is that it distances you from everyone around you... And makes you hate yourself.
Most women are not raging monsters ordinarily.
The pressures of motherhood exhaust and exasperate them to a point where they can do nothing except rage.
The rage begins to build right after the birth of the baby.
And one of the main reasons for the rage is
Being unprepared mentally and logistically
I have been working with mothers to prevent and manage this rage through my prenatal and infant care classes for several years now.
And it was wonderful to be able to share my thoughts in this article.
Yes. We can stop raging.
Yes. We can stop hating ourselves.
Yes. We can stop adversely affecting our children's brains with our rage.
Do spread the word about how to prevent and treat rage through #prenatalclasses and #parentingclasses