There are always moments in parenting when we do things that we don’t like. In hindsight, it’s easy to say “I should have. . . ” or “I could have. . . ” and this sort of introspection, done in a compassionate manner, is a good practice for parents. I find that it helps me pinpoint my easiest buttons to push, and being aware of my weaknesses, I find that I am a stronger and more capable help for Abbey, instead of struggling against her.
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself? — Tao Te Ching
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