Trauma training really re-shaped my behavior as a parent. I went from angry outbursts, to resentment, too understanding that behavior had a root cause.

 I learned that my son wasn't a "bad kid", but that he was traumatized. It was important for me as a parent to approach his disruptive behavior through a trauma-informed lens. This helped me to see his behavior as a symptom, and not a part of his identity.

Parents it is okay to invest in Parenting Classes, Trainings, and books that support healthier ways of parenting. It is okay to not have all the answers, we all learn to be a parent along the way.

No one is born a perfect parent.