Who on earth made that rule?!! Umm, I hate to say this…but you did.
We often hear in the parenting community that there is so much pressure on parents to get it right and do everything perfectly.
But who’s actually judging whether you’re doing it right or not?
The thing about judgment is that someone may have an opinion about what is right or not, but your reaction to their opinion comes from your beliefs, not from theirs.
No one can MAKE you feel any particular way. What they do though, is trigger something that already exists within you! They trigger the beliefs that you already hold about yourself and your life.
If you are feeling pressured, it’s because YOU believe you have to meet a certain standard in order to look good or be perceived a certain way.
YOU are the one setting the bar, so you can be the one to change it.
The only reason why other parents don’t succumb to the pressure of parenting is because they have a mindset that believes that they aren’t perfect. They know they are doing the best they can. They are continually looking for solutions to their problems. They don’t think it means anything about them if they can’t get it to be perfect or if they have an off day and they don’t believe other people’s opinions define who they are as a parent.
So when they hear about the ‘pressure of parents today’, it doesn’t trigger a response.
Adopt this mindset too, and your world will be a much more relaxed space.
Change your beliefs and you’ll change your reactions…