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Getting Past the Parenting "Shoulds": Compassionate Parenting Starts With Self-Acceptance

Getting Past the Parenting "Shoulds": Compassionate Parenting Starts With Self-Acceptance

Getting Past the Parenting "Shoulds": Compassionate Parenting Starts With Self-Acceptance

  • Media type: Practice Exercise
  • Time Investment: 3 - 5 minutes
  • Date Published: 11/16/2021

Without self-acceptance any attempt at growth and transformation, even while parenting, can easily become a path to self-judgments and another yardstick against which to measure ourselves as falling short. Instead, we can practice 1 minute a day or more, or while doing other tasks, to develop the self-compassion and self-acceptance needed to grow both new habits and our capacity to meet our children with calm and compassion.

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