It is great to be informed, to research, to grow your knowledge and understanding, and to parent with intention. Just remember, even with all of that, there are no perfect parents. Everyone makes mistakes, has bad moments, bad days and episodes that didn’t go well. No parent can handle every single parenting challenge with grace, patience and control.
Our ability to manage day to day, hour to hour reflects so many things. How much down time we’ve had. How tired we are. How much we feel supported. How well we’ve eaten. How well our other relationships and adult tasks are going. How many children we have to split ourselves between. The different temperaments and needs of our children. The list is endless.
We’re not here to wave a flag that says because of that – behave however you like, it doesn’t matter. But we’re very much here to remind you today that despite all our best intentions, no one is perfect and everyone messes up at times. Try not to be hard on yourself when you do. Learn from it, repair as best as you can, then let it go and move on. Parenting is hard. You’re doing your best!