The 4 Telltale Signs of a "Good Enough" Mindful Parent

The 4 Telltale Signs of a "Good Enough" Mindful Parent

A mindful parent is wise, calm, and always knows just what to do in any given parenting situation. Right? Right? Maybe not so much. 

I began focusing on parenting mindfully about eight years ago and at that time one of my main goals was to stay calm and not get angry. How do you think that worked out for me? Well...I pretty much ended up feeling like a failure every time I didn't feel calm and got angry. For the record, I don't recommend stuffing anger in the name of mindful parenting.  

 

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Why I Raise My Sons Open To All Spiritual Faiths...

Why I Raise My Sons Open To All Spiritual Faiths...

The punch line here, as far as I’m concerned, is that at the core… it’s all the same darn thing anyway. The tales have been told in countless languages, countries, tribes, and under the roofs of all places of faith. I believe most faiths have something to teach me….even the ones I don’t know about yet. Especially the ones I don’t know about yet.

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Compassion (For Ourselves!) as the Key to Parenting

Compassion (For Ourselves!) as the Key to Parenting

I'm not sure any group of people walking the planet are harder on themselves than parents. Geez. We do not give ourselves a break.

Anyone else besides me ever think to themselves.....
I'm totally screwing up my kids
Oh man, I shouldn't have said that. They are never going to forgive me.
I'm a terrible parent. Seriously. I suck at it.
Why did I raise my voice in anger again? I'm hopeless.
My children's future spouse is going to hate me and deprive me of my grandchildren.

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