“Guilt is to the spirit, what pain is to the body” – Elder David A. Bednar
Parenting guilt is not a helpful feeling, it makes us feel physically heavy and it clouds our thinking. And in reality it doesn’t really shape us to be the better version of ourselves! So why do so many of us struggle with it daily?
The reasons may vary from one person to another, but for sure the society standards of a perfect parent (especially a perfect mother) are a part of it. Then there are our own personal standards. Some mothers feel not good enough when they don’t play with their kids daily, and others feel guilty when they go to work. Some when they raise their voice and get impatient, or when they don’t cook healthy meals everyday. There’s probably as many reasons as parents, but they all make us feel not good enough and guilty.
I wrote about parenting guilt here, where I shared more about how I live with this feeling and how I try to deal with it.
And today I have a tool to help you let go of it! These free printable worksheets are designed for all moms who struggle with this feeling of guilt, and who wish to finally let go of it and move forward!
You can get the “Let go of the parenting guilt” worksheets here! Just download the file and print at home. Find a calm spot as much as I know it’s difficult to do around kids!), get yourself a mug of a hot coffee or a glass of vine, and fill them out with your first thoughts and ideas.
These worksheets are designed for your use only, but if you feel that your friend might need a little help, print one set for her too!
And you can read more about guilt and it’s effect on our body and mind here here