Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 4: We Overcompensate

  We feel guilty. We think we’ve done something wrong. We try to make it right. When we can’t make it right, we overreact. One of the ways we overreact is to overcompensate. In other words, we try to make things up. We can’t make it right, so we work to make it better. Oh, Boy!

Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 3: We Overreact

  Let’s review: we say we feel guilty. Our brains process guilt with doing something wrong. If we have done something wrong, then we must work to make it right. Unfortunately, we haven’t REALLY done anything wrong so we find it’s impossible to make things right. Out of frustration, we simply try harder. And that is when we overreact.

Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 2: We Try to Make it Right

If we think we are guilty, then we believe we have done something wrong. When we do something wrong, we try to make it right. We make a mistake, we correct it. We break something, we replace it. We damage something, we pay to have it repair. These are all very cut & dry, very black & white. Unfortunately, most…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Problem with Guilt Part 1: Guilt Implies We’ve Done Something Wrong!

I LOVE Law & Order. I watch it on one of the local stations every Wednesday & Thursday. I watch other crime shows as well but Law & Order allows me to see the police do their job & the prosecutors do their job. So I see courtroom action every episode. Most episodes, at some point, a judge asks the…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life

The Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life Lesson 1: Stop Calling It Guilt!

I like watching courtroom programs like Law & Order & Perry Mason. One thing they have taught me is the meaning of guilt. In my opinion, guilt implies a misdeed has been done. Sometimes, such as on these shows, the misdeed is a terrible crime, someone has broken the law. At other times, people have done something bad that may…

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Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life, Summer Survival Guide

The Amazing Power of VBS Video Edition: Introduction

Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life, Summer Survival Guide

Guilty Mommy Summer Survival Guide Part 5 Entertain

Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Life, Summer Survival Guide

Guilty Mommy Summer Survival Guide Part 3 Me Time

Summer Survival Guide

The Guilty Mommy Guide 2 Summer Survival: Pick a Color

The kids are home for the summer. We have all had dreams of those lazy, hazy days spent around the pool, at the beach, over the grill… AH! Then reality sets in. You walk into your home & find a huge mess. Toys, towels, clothes are everywhere! Do you really want to spend the summer picking up after everyone? Even…

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