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Am I a Bad Parent?

By Slattenk
During a recent parenting presentation we discussed alternatives to yelling at kids to get them to behave in a different way. One mom then asked “So if I yell at my kids, does that mean I’m a bad parent?”
No! It means you’re human and like everyone there are ways you can improve the way you react under stress.
None of us are all good or all bad. Each of us can point to interactions we handled very well with our children and ones where we “blew it”.
It’s important not to get stuck harshly judging yourself. Instead practice telling yourself things like
  • “I am good enough.”
  • “I am loveable.”
  • “I am capable.”
These affirmations will help you operate from a place of strength and do your best parenting!
Am I a bad parent?

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