What constitutes being a good parent? [Part 1] – Being Calm

Celebrate the calmer you

Am I the only mother that often feels that I haven’t done enough no matter how much I can do in a day? And constantly worrying about B while doing A? If you are indeed like me, this could be a problem. In what sense?

When we are not calm, we tend to be incapable of moderating our mood. And who else would require a better “mood moderator” than a mother! Imagine your toddler or preschooler testing your limit and you couldn’t calm yourself down, you end up shouting at them and regret later. Looking back,you know it’s normal when your child is like that but at that moment you just wanted to burst.

So how can we mothers respond better to such tantrums or disobedience? The answer is we need to be calm. We need to learn to let go and enjoy being a parent, a wife and a manager of the household.

How do we do that? Well, give yourself some breaks. Have some quiet time doing what you like, e.g. snuggle with your partner, reading a book, lying down closing your eyes for just 10 minutes, etc. you have got to allow yourself such times at least once a day, if not a few times.

a calmer you will result in a happier you, a happier child, a happier family. That’s what parents are for, isn’t it? To maintain a happy family.

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About Lili

Lili is a wife and a mum to 3 boys. An aspiring writer. Adores creativity, art and beautiful creations. Dog lover. Gentle-parenting follower. Follow her parenting journey at www.happywehappyfamily.com where she writes about family happiness and how to stay connected to our spouse and kids.
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3 Responses to What constitutes being a good parent? [Part 1] – Being Calm

  1. missuslayam says:

    I always try! 🙂

  2. Pingback: What constitutes being a good parent? [Part 2] – Listen! | Team CLEO

  3. Pingback: What constitutes being a good parent? [part 3] – Change to smaller shoes! | Team CLEO

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