Give yourself permission to have a bad day: There is a lot of pressure associated with being a parent. You want to help raise happy, healthy, and successful children. There is also pressure to be a good partner, a good employee, a good friend and so on and so on. But, we all have bad days and that is OK. Give yourself permission to not be perfect. Forgive yourself when you make a mistake or a bad judgment call. We all have bad days.