The Beauty of Flawed Parenting

Our job as parents is not to be flawless or perfect.

Our job is to be our incredible, flawed selves with grace and humor so we can teach our children how to fall down and get back up.

Fall down, get back up. Fall down, get back up. Fail, try again. Win, raise the bar. Take risks, be bold, have faith. Practice. Learn. Get better. Try again.

Brush off the knees, wipe away the tears, put our big girl panties on and admit to our daughters, “yeah, I screwed that up, made a huge mistake, tried and failed, but I’m getting up and trying again. That didn’t work, but this next thing might.  It’s worth the risk, I’m better at it this time.”

That’s the human experience. It’s the beauty of it.

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