As a parent who wants to do a great job of guiding my children into becoming well-rounded individuals, I often find myself mulling over the things I didn’t do quite right. There is a list each day of things I could have done better. I raise my voice. I lose my cool. I say things that I wish I could take back.
But I’ve decided to cut myself some slack.
I’ve going to spend more time paying attention to the things I’m doing right. The little victories. Don’t worry – I’m not going to start walking around patting myself on the back for being wonder-mom. But I am going to realize that I’m doing some things so right that I don’t even notice there is any other way to do them.
Next time you are kicking yourself for a situation you handled poorly, cut yourself some slack. Parenting is hard. Find some little victories and celebrate.