2. Expect resistance. Our first reaction to looking at our emotional reactions and their connection to our younger parts is often a desire to avoid and ignore. Interestingly, we often struggle to accept those parts of ourselves that we do not accept in our children. For example, if we do not recognize our own vulnerable side, we will be less likely to accept this in our children.
3. Know that your love for your children will help motivate you to grow-up. It is our love for our children that makes us want to be more tempered in our reactions and better able to be there for them. And in the times that we resist the transformational journey of parenthood, our love for our children keeps us going!