In your attempt to be an authentic parent, to parent with respect and to regain inherent trust and unconditional love, there will be times that you fail. There will be moments where you are bum struck and fall back on the old patterns.
Or maybe you've come to authentic parenting only later in your child's life, and you feel guilty about the years you have lost, the years you failed to 'know better'.
It is easy to get stuck in the guilt. To notice the flaws and errors. To worry about it's effect on our child.
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Maybe, your child will face the world with love and trust, rather than with fear and hate. Maybe he'll grow up to be someone who deeply values life and connection.
If you transpose the possible impact of authentically parenting your child to a nationwide level, a global level, towards a future view rather then past regrets, the effects will be massive.
So be grateful to yourself for everything you do right. And make a bigger effort to undo the wrong another time.