How to stay Calm when you’re a Frustrated Parent - PsychCentral “The uncertainty of parenting can bring up feelings in us that range from frustration to terror” – Brené Brown Parenting has more than its share of frustration. This important and unrelenting job pushes most people to the limits of patience. Children see the priorities of a day differently to an adult. They are growing and learning and take time to learn skills, develop time management and manage their emotions. Despite the inevitable frustrations of parenting, maintaining patience as much as possible is important. Most parents understand that to create the kind of loving relationship that is vital to a child’s healthy development, reducing frustrated outbursts is key.