I’m A Better Mom for Making Mistakes

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Raise your hand if you’re one of those parents who messes up on the regular. Me too.

Now raise your hand if you’re one of those parents who messes up on the regular and then beats themselves up over it. Me too!

As a mother who’s spent a cool decade replaying her greatest parenting misses on an continual loop each night before falling asleep, I’ve come to the self-preserving conclusion that kids do better with parents who mess up. Not only that, kids do better with parents who mess up and own it. I think I may have even figured out why…[read more]

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Comments

  1. I beat myself up on a regular basis. I’ve started blogging about it, and I think it helps. I’ve always admitted when I was wrong (I think). I just have a hard time letting go of the guilt once I’ve done so. I’m really, really human!

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