I often get asked what the ideal parenting method is. My new favorite is CTFD, which stands for “Calm the F*ck Down.” (Hint, it’s directed at you, not your kids.)
The idea is that no matter how you choose to parent, your kids will grow up fine. Let’s see it in action:
Worried that your neighbor’s kid is walking way before yours? Calm the f*ck down.
Concerned that your kids misbehave in public? Calm the f*ck down.
Stressed that you aren’t the parent you thought you’d be? Calm the f*ck down.
Repeat it with me. Calm the f*ck down.
Your child loves you, no matter what. Let’s use a little of that unconditional love towards ourselves today and lift the pressure. What matters to your kid is how much you love them, and you’re acing that.
(inspired by this post)