Everyone knows that being a parent can be tough sometimes. But it doesn’t have to be that way all the time. We can make a conscious choice to be a happy parent.
Free ourself and our children from the world’s negativity – from the sources of ignorance telling us what we can and cannot do – by promising to look ahead, to live ahead, and to get ahead for our family.
Repeat after me…
I promise not to hold the past against myself
Whether we like it or not, our parents’ parenting style affects us. But we are not them. We can choose what we like about their parenting style and ditch those that we don’t quite agree with. We are the parents now.
Our pasts, our weaknesses, regrets and mistakes teach us if we’re willing to learn. So let them teach us, every day. Take everything as a lesson learned.
If you regret some of the parenting decisions you have made in the past, stop being so hard on yourself. At that time, you did your best with the knowledge you had. At that time, you did your best with the experience you had. If you were to make these decisions with the wisdom you have today, you would choose differently.
So give yourself a break. Time and experience has a wonderful way of helping us grow and learn to make better choices today, for ourselves and those we care for.
I promise to keep the smile on.…….