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You're doing the best you can: A Mindful Parenting Philosophy

As a parenting professional, I often see parents carrying the mental and emotional weight of not doing "enough" for their children and family. And as a parent myself, I too get caught up in the intrusive, self-discriminating, guilty thoughts. I've laid in bed at night analyzing the interactions when my own emotions got the best of me, moments I could've parented better.  I think there's a healthy dose of self-reflection and constructive criticism that is necessary to better ourselves. Reflecting on these "not our best" moments gives us the awareness we need to make changes and improve our behavior for the next time. These changes will take time and require patience with ourselves. And I know that as a parent, patience can...

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