At least once a week, I hear, "I don't know how you do it. I would've lost my Zen long ago."
Here's my secret. Lean in close.
This is how much thought I give to what anyone else thinks of me, my son, and my parenting:
Yep. That's it. I simply do not put much stock in what anyone else thinks of the job I'm doing. I'm confident in what I have going on here. I know I'm making mistakes, because I'm human, but I'm trying not to and am doing the very best I can do. I learn every day. I grow every day. I become a better person and parent every day. I trust myself. I trust my son. When I mess up (because I didn't trust, as I know I should), I fix it. Other people will always have their opinions. So what? What they think of me or anything else we have going on over here isn't any of my business.
That's how I "do it." And now you can, too.