Bring an amazing parent to mind. Go on – I can wait.
Do you see a specific person in mind? Or is it abstract, like an archetype of what such a person might be like?
Different people process ideas differently. Some are abstract, some are concrete.
Either way, I don’t know much about this person you have in mind. All I know is you think they are (or would be) an amazing parent.
Even so, I bet I can say this about them:
A ‘bad’ parent is someone who ignores the child.
A ‘bad’ parent is also someone who loses their temper with the child.
The opposite of both of those is someone who is patient.
They focus on their child in a benign, open and friendly way.
They see all sorts of behaviour – good and bad – as expressions of what’s going on inside. Some of that behaviour needs correcting, some of it needs supporting. All of it needs considered, careful and deliberate action on their part.
I get the sense, as a non-parent, that’s not always easy.
You’re probably sleep-deprived, frustrated and, honestly, bored.
You want to be an amazing parent, obviously.
But, also obviously, you’re human.
So how do you cultivate greater patience as a parent?
The same way you cultivate patience in everything else, I assume.
It comes from developing a clear, calm, open and peaceful state of mind.
And you can do that by following this link. Begin right now, because what could be more important than this?
Here’s the link: