CSA survivors experience a range of mental, physical and emotional wellness issues throughout their lives due to the traumas in their history. Parenting becomes a layer of extraordinary relief as well as pain. It can be a wonderful experience as well as a triggering, anxiety-producing experience. In this episode I talk about the experience of parenting through the PTSD lens; specifically when dealing with the issue of abuse prevention.
In this episode I'm talking about how PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and CPTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder) affect our parenting and the difficulties that survivors find themselves in.
I also discuss how it is compounded when it stems from or becomes an intergenerational issue.
I shared some of my own story and struggle with anxiety and fear with my oldest child about the possibility of him being abused. And I talked about a specific experience, how I dealt with it, and what the resolution was at the end.
In this episode I share the things and ways that I was able to navigate that specific issue and what I recommend for you, my listeners, who have battled with a similar experience.
This episode is not a prescription for what to do, but instead a motivation and inspiration for what is possible when you begin to realize that you are worthy of support.
If you'd like to learn more about how my resources can help you, I invite you to check out the links below:
CHILD PREDATOR PROTECTION MASTERCLASS:
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7 WAYS TO TEACH BODY SAFETY, BOUNDARIES & CONSENT: