I saw a meme or post or something that said, ‘stop comparing your b reel to her highlight reel.’ That really resonated with me. Comparing our everyday reality to someone’s carefully chosen posts on Instagram or Facebook can be discouraging. If you’ve ever felt like like you are not doing enough as a parent or that you are not as good as another parent, we suggest reading this post by Brianna Bell at the New York Times.
Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a certified parent educator and author of “The Good News About Bad Behavior” contends that self-compassion is an important trait to exhibit as a parent. “Accept yourself and appreciate the way that you are and what that brings for your children,” she said. “Because if you don’t accept and love yourself, it’s harder to accept and love your kids when they’re flawed and imperfect.”