January 2nd: Photo Challenge Newbie! How can I have more compassion with myself as a parent?

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”

21st century kid gets screen time revoked and is forced to improvise: A cautionary tale
21st century kid gets screen time revoked and is forced to improvise: A cautionary tale
I’m totally new to blogging, and first heard the word “pingback” today. So I hope this works! My photo sums up a new concept that I really need to implement in my life: How can I have more compassion with myself as a parent? This picture is a visual confession that my kid loves his screen time WAY too much–so much that even when his iPad was taken away, he found the nearest shiny, metallic object and sat down and stared at it for what was, for me, an uncomfortable amount of time! I keep tight limits on screen time, make my kids eat their vegetables, and otherwise worry about the untold damage my every decision may be causing. In other words, I’m a totally modern parent. But I took this photo not just to chronicle my bad parenting, but also to have a good laugh at myself, my very singular kid, and my own hang-ups. My kid’s only four, so laughing at my adventures in parenting is a pretty new practice, but one I hope I’ll continue!

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