Acknowledge your weaknesses and shortcomings as an imperfect parent and resolve to work on it. You don’t have all the answers and you won’t always get it right, but you can do better every time something goes wrong. Learn from your mistakes and fix it. Do better next time.

Take time for yourself to relax and to do the things you want to do. It isn’t called ‘me-time’ for nothing. Parenting can be exhausting. Give yourself a break. The best parent is someone who knows that they need to be whole and happy to be good parents. Just do it!

Elsabé Manning

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