One of the biggest parenting taboos that remains is talking about anger in motherhood. This is what we’ll be addressing together in this talk, where you will learn about the social and cultural context that gives rise to your anger, how to deal with anger in the moment and with our children, and why your individual experience of anger is connected to a bigger cultural story about modern day parenthood. We’ll debunk the myth of the perfect mother, learn about the anger-guilt trap, and you’ll pick up some tools for what you can do to start breaking the cycle and making a change. Come away knowing why so many mothers experience anger (that’s not necessarily because of our children), and how you can start using anger as a powerful tool for deepening your relationships and empowering yourself as a mother.
Dr. Sophie Brock is a Motherhood Studies Sociologist and Mother living in Sydney, Australia. She provides analysis of Motherhood in our culture, exploring the ways individual experiences of Mothers are shaped by broader social constructs. Sophie’s work contributes to changing the cultural conversation on Motherhood and the individual experiences of Mothers, to create a world where Mothers feel empowered, supported, and valued. Sophie’s offerings include self-study courses for Mothers and mother-supporting practitioners, mentoring for mother-supporting professionals, The Motherhood Studies Practitioner Certification online training, and her podcast The Good Enough Mother.