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.