Crappy parenting moments: recovering when everything goes pear shaped

We have all had crappy parenting moments haven’t we? When everything you know about parenting children goes out the window. When emotion takes over from rationale. Those moments when your child walks out the door, or slams the door or you slam a door or you find yourself acting more like the child than the adult. Whatever the experience I think we all know that feeling of wishing you could replay that moment and try it again.

The mornings when everything goes pear shaped and everyone walks out the door in a huff.  You feel guilty that your child is at school and the last words you said were angry ones.

But like I say to my kids, nothing is a failure as long as we learn something from it. Because we can’t expect to get it right every single time. We cant expect to be prepared for every parenting dilemma that comes our way. For every child’s outburst or for every bolt out of the blue sends our nicely planned routines off course.

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