Don’t Beat Yourself Up! Why Doing The Best Parenting Job You Can Is Often Enough

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November 17, 2013 ‐ By Madame Noire

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From ESSENCE

Most of us who are mothers are the primary caretakers of our kids whether we are married or single. We are also responsible for running a household and being a good wives/partners while working full-time jobs. So we have our hands full and being supermom just isn’t possible.

So our goal should not be being great at everything. Our goal should be to put our time and energy into those areas that will make the biggest difference in the lives of our children, like their health & wellness, education and building of their self-esteem. Knowing where (and where not) to put our energy and focus as mothers will help to be more powerful and productive parents in the end. It will also help us to maintain our joy, our peace and our energy level.

Here are a few steps to good (and powerful) parenting:

Cut Corners: Knowing where to cut corners is one of the great secrets of good parenting…

Let Go of The Guilt: Guilt is crippling and consuming so let go of feelings of guilt when you make a mistake as a parent. Acknowledge the shortcoming, and move on quickly so you can make better decisions going forward…

Ask For Help: It does take a village to raise a child so ask for help when you need it…

You can check out the rest of the tips from Notoya Green over on ESSENCE.com.  The tips, as well as the words that go along with them, could prove to be of great help to some of our mommy readers.

What tips do you have for moms who are really hard on themselves?

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