How to overcome challenges in parenting

Parenting Author and Blogger Heather Biggs Flett, shares advice for parents on how to best overcome the inevitable challenges that you will face in parenting
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How to overcome challenges in parenting

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I would love to tell you that I have overcome all of my parenting obstacles. The truth is, when I think about what they are, two things spring to mind. And one is that I am a wicked control freak. And I have to say even after having three children, that’s pretty much a problem for me. So, thinking about obstacles that I have concurred somewhat, I am working on, and making progress with having low self esteem from my whole life. One of the biggest obstacles as a mom is, facing my own self esteem issues that I have had since being a little kid and being a teenager and being a young adult, but when I think about how I want my children to see themselves and how I want them to see me. I realize this is something I really need to tackle. I can see my own, impossibly high standards mirrored in the face of my seven year old and it makes me want to really change how I handle things. So, I really aim to cut myself a break and have compassion for myself. And one thing that having a blog does is, it helps me connect with other moms, who have similar challenges and it’s really easy to be compassionate to them. So I try to have some of that same compassion for myself, and it is a process I am still working on.

Parenting Author and Blogger Heather Biggs Flett, shares advice for parents on how to best overcome the inevitable challenges that you will face in parenting

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Heather Gibbs Flett

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Heather Gibbs Flett co-founded RookieMoms.com, a website dedicated to helping women have more fun in the first years of motherhood, after discovering how intensely amazing, exhausting, boring, and delightful it was to become a mom. She was a bossy big sister, industrial engineer, and web producer before reinventing herself as a mother blogger. She lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband and three sons. If Heather had any spare time, she would love to travel and see more live music.

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