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Expert Tips On Mindful Parenting (For Everything Motherhood Throws At You)

9. Practice Acceptance
Our kids need to feel like we love them no matter what. Dr. Kuzirian offered, "This is being able to accept ourselves and others and the realities we are faced with. Let's be real here, this is a super lofty goal but something we can attain in small interactions. We tend to have a hard time with acceptance when something falls short of our expectations. Our expectations can cause us a lot of trouble, for ourselves and our children.

"From the beginning, parenting forces us to accept. Perhaps we had to shift from our well thought out birth plan at the last moment, perhaps we couldn't balance child care and work in the way we hoped and were forced to make a hard decision, maybe you looked forward to coaching soccer only to find your child is really miserable on the field. When we can accept that say, our child is not an athlete, we bypass what could be multi-year struggle between us and them and we create an opportunity to learn that, the passion we have for sports, they have for music."