A “Good Enough” Reminder 💖
L Lexi Breunig

A “Good Enough” Reminder 💖

Jul 1, 2024 · parenting resourcces · self care · self compassion

Happy July, friends! 

Summer feels like it is absolutely flying by and we just wanted to take a moment to remind you of something important today: You are doing an incredible job!

In our fast-paced world, it's easy to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others and feeling like we need to meet impossibly high standards, especially with the pressure of feeling like we need to have the ⭐best summer ever!⭐ 

And then we remember the concept called the "good enough mother" theory coined by renowned psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott.

According to Winnicott, being a good enough mother (or father/grandparent/caregiver) means recognizing that we don't have to be perfect. Instead, we can focus on providing our children with love, care, and a safe environment to grow and thrive. It means accepting that we will make mistakes along the way and when we learn from them, we give our children opportunities to practice resilience and growth. 💪

At Present Not Perfect, we believe in the power of ✨self-compassion✨ for the grown-ups. It's one of our guiding pillars because we understand that your well-being directly impacts your children's mental health. By showing yourself kindness, understanding, and grace, you're nurturing the foundation of your family.

So, amidst the chaos and the occasional meltdowns, through these sometimes overwhelming long stretches of summer…remember to give yourself permission to take breaks, practice self-care, and seek support when needed. Take a deep breath and know that it's okay to prioritize your own well-being alongside your children's needs. You are deserving of love and compassion, just as much as your little ones. 🤗

We're here to support you every step of the way, offering sensory play kits that inspire creativity, engage the senses, and provide opportunities for joyful connections. 🫂

But more than that, we're here to remind you that you're doing an amazing job. You are more than enough, just as you are. 💖


Sending you a big virtual hug of appreciation,

Abbie & Emily 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️

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