Can you think of anything more important to your children than you being a happy and fulfilled parent?
Think back to your own childhood. Were your parents happy, peaceful and fulfilled? Were they filled with joy and laughter? Were they loving and supportive of you, themselves, and each other?
Mine weren’t. My mother was constantly anxious and worried about everything. She was often angry at me, no matter how good I was. She and my father often fought. My father was usually withdrawn, and often angry as well. There was almost constant tension in the home. They generally seemed to be unhappy.