Peaceful parenting is tough

Peaceful parenting is a tough gig. It goes against what most of us experienced as children ourselves. And, as we know, our childhood experiences play an integral role in developing who we are as parents ourselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So, how do we make that conscious shift away from the way we were parented if it does not fit what we want for our children, towards a more peaceful, responsive approach?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The secret to making this transition is having compassion for yourself, just as you do for your child. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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None of us are perfect. Some days are going to be a huge struggle. Some days you will make mistakes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Parenting is hard, and this kind of parenting is even harder when you start. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But as you learn what works best for you and for your family, it will get easier. As you see a shift in your child, and in yourself, it will begin to feel more natural. And even on days when it is hard, you’ll feel the difference you are making – just remember that you don’t need to strive for perfect, you are a work in progress, and you (and your child) are better for it. 💕⠀

Cayla

Cayla

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