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Do you ever feel like you are failing as a parent? Like no matter what you do you just can’t measure up to the parent you want to be? Or maybe you’re working hard at this peaceful parenting thing but just keep falling short or failing to implement the lessons you are learning 24/7. Whatever it may be, this can definitely help.

How to Choose Progress Over Perfection in Parenting – What to do when you feel like you’re failing as a parent…



With all the great information and examples of parenting the way you desire to out there, do you ever feel like you constantly fall short? Like you’re failing as a parent and just not measuring up?


You’ve heard it before, “comparison is the thief of joy.” But, in this information at our fingertips world we are living in, it can be difficult to not fall into the trap of comparing.


We can also get discouraged even when we don’t compare ourselves to others but to some ideal version of ourselves that we constantly fail to be. It can feel like a mountain towering over you with SO many areas to work on, and no one is immune (myself included).


In this episode, I’ll share the cause of this distress and 3 things to help you overcome it…here’s what you’ll hear:

[4:22] Information overload 📚

[7:43] Check your expectations

[10:30] Breathe with me (bookmark this for later if you’re driving or want to keep coming back for more! 🧘‍♀️)

[12:38] #1 – What to do if you MUST Compare

[15:50] #2 – What we can learn from Warren Buffett

[19:49] #3 – 🎶Celebrate good times, come on! 🎶


You can do this, you ARE doing this, treat yourself with compassion and celebrate your wins!

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One Reply to “TPJ 32: How to Choose Progress Over Perfection”

  1. Thank you so much for this! I had this idea that when my daughter turned four, all of her difficult behavior from toddlerhood would suddenly disappear. There would no more tantrums, and she would become cooperative and calm in the face of disappointment. This, of course, has not been the case. And, I started questioning my parenting ability even more – is peaceful parenting working, are the times I find myself losing my temper, yelling, or showing anger ruining everything. BUT, if I look at how much better (rather than perfect) things are now, I can see the successes, which is immensely helpful. She does tantrum much less often and is cooperative more often. I will take those wins. Thank you for helping me re-frame things!

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