I felt like I was failing. It sounded so simple, but it wasn’t easy.
I read the books and it all made sense.
I knew positive parenting was the right path for me. This was the parent I wanted to be.
But in reality, it was hard.
It was hard to always stay calm and non-reactive.
It was hard to always connect with empathy.
It was hard to always hold space when my kids had a meltdown.