Simple guidelines for peaceful parenting
I had to share this post from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits:
(If you've got a moment, have a read, then come back so we can talk.)
I'm thinking about this a lot because I'm deep in brainstorming mode for Minimalist Parenting, the book I'm writing with Christine Koh. (In case you missed it, here's the book announcement, and more insight into why I'm writing a book now.)
What I loved about Leo's post (what I always love about his writing) was its simple, direct reminder to just be there and do your best. Perfection isn't possible, nor is it the goal. Awareness is.
Brilliance in obviousness. The very definition of a parent hack.
I also love that he busts the stress-free parenting myth in Line 1. And that he talks about the work-in-progress nature of children and parents.
Does Leo's post speak to you? Or does it seem idealistic?
How do you find moments of peace amidst the whirlwind of parenting?
Leo and I swapped guest posts on each others' blogs way back in 2008. Here's Leo's, on Parent Hacks: Ten ways to find time for your family -- no matter how busy you are
And here's mine, on Zen Habits: Top 20 Parent Hacks: Tips for Organization, Kid Optimization, and Happiness
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