Signs of Blocked Care

We’ve identified ten signs of blocked care parents may experience:

  1. They are caught up in coping with their child’s behavior and lose curiosity about the meaning behind it.
  2. They feel defensive and guard themselves from rejection.
  3. They feel burned out, chronically overwhelmed, and fatigued.
  4. They feel resentment toward one or more of their children or their situation as a whole. They may even regret adopting or fostering.
  5. They feel irritable with other family and friends.
  6. They isolate themselves.
  7. They become cynical about helpful ideas.
  8. They feel they have lost compassion – which leads to shame.
  9. They experience a crisis of faith or challenge of a personal belief system.
  10. They do not feel real pleasure in parenting.