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Monday, May 16, 2011

Do you possess Self-Compassion?

As a skill, I know from myself, friends, colleagues, family and in my work that many of us lack the skill of self-compassion.  And especially as Mothers, when we are constantly trying to maintain some prescribed standard while working full time and still maintaining a household and childcare responsibilities, many of us don't find the ability within ourselves to forgive ourselves for not being able to do everything.  We are not perfect, nobody is.

Not only is learning the skill of self-compassion essential for us as parents for our own happiness, but it is also important for us to model this behavior so that our children can add it to their emotional toolbox.   

Most of the research on Self-Compassion has been measured using the scale attached below.  You can take the measure yourself by clicking on the link.

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