Parenting is the ultimate asana! Like any good yoga, it bring us to our edges every day.
When we are at our edge emotionally or mentally -- the place where we think we can't stand it a second longer -- we don't always have to run away.
Sometimes we can stay there and breathe a bit, and we may find we can go a little deeper into the interaction, or we may decide to retreat. Either choice is okay.
It's the deep breath that allows us to decide and choose rather than react.