It all arose from this Google+ discussion in the Slow Parenting :: Simple Parenting community about parenting mantras.
What is a parenting mantra?
As we discuss in the hangout, a parenting mantra is a short phrase, a one-liner, that you can use to keep you calm or defuse a tricky parenting situation.
Some parenting mantras are something you say in your head to help you:
Some are things that you can say, without much thought, when tricky situation happen:This too shall passPick your battles
You get what you getI discovered the power of these mantras last year and have been collecting them ever since. I find you need to collect lots of ideas. Some mantras will fit with you straight away and be easy to remember and use. Other mantras just won’t work for you.
Fair is not equal
You can find more ideas for parenting mantras that you can use in the original Google+ discussion (including in the links posted in that discussion), the hangout video and in this post Kate wrote about the hangout.
Do you use parenting mantras? If yes, I’m still collecting new ideas, so, what are your favourites?