Parenting is challenging at the best of times and, every so often, it is particularly challenging. Here’s a really simple idea that I always recommend. When parenting is particularly challenging, make the rest of your life as easy as you can. Learning how to breastfeed for the first time? Not a great time to renovate your house. Wanting to toilet train your toddler? Great- but don’t start toilet training when you are in the middle of your workplace’s crazy season. Focussing on managing your child’s temper tantrums better? Well, that’s going to take energy so why not plan to have takeaway for dinner? Parenting can be tough but you are allowed to make things easier for yourself. Really, it is allowed.
Apply it to your life: Focussing on a parenting challenge? How can you make things easier for yourself?