For today’s “Rev” episode, I decide to reflect on some not so proud parenting moments, but some real a-ha moments. While some of these realizations left me feeling defeated and heartbroken, they also gave me hope. I stopped pretending everything was Ok and that I was feeling “pretty good” and just admitted that I was struggling. I used this episode as a reminder to us all and a reminder to myself that we are not perfect parents and to strive for perfection only leads to disappointment and expectations not met. I’ve had issues getting vulnerable in front the of the people I love. For me, it’s easier to do that in front of complete strangers – but allowing myself to show vulnerability in front of my daughter really allowed me to model the kind of openness that I hope she has with me as she gets older and learns to navigate life. I know I want to show up as authentically as possible for her and my authentic self is far from perfect. How are you showing up as your authentic self for your kids?
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