I’ve heard that when you feel insecure in a new job, you just have to “fake it till you make it.” But I seem to have mixed luck with my attempts at this advice—especially in my role as a parent.
The faking that comes with this role of being a parent can be entirely exhausting . . .
I have found that faking it can sometimes be a good thing, especially when it comes to our attitudes, because we can actually become more confident, generous, and loving by faking it first. But what I’m experiencing as the biggest relief from the exhaustion of faking it is when I am vulnerable with other parents . . .
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