It's easy to blame and shame ourselves when we make parenting mistakes, no matter how big or how small, especially as moms. Here's how to break the blame/shame/guilt cycle for yourself and how to model self-forgiveness for your kids.
Molly and Blaire discuss:
Santa's naughty kid hotline
How to sincerely apologize
What our childhood patterns around mistake-making can teach us
How you treat yourself after your own mistakes becomes how your kid treats himself when he makes mistakes. And showing honesty and compassion to yourself in front of your kid when you make a mistake can actually build a stronger bond with your child.
Links! (they all come in threes today!)
Kate Kripke for Postpartum Women's Center of Boulder: "3 Steps That Turn Your Mistakes in Motherhood into Wins"
Lisa Appelo for iMom: "3 Steps When You Make Mom Mistakes"
Brandi Michel for MomLifeHappyLife blog: "3 Things To Do Immediately After a Making a Major Mommy Mistake!"
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