Have you ever felt just utterly overwhelmed by all the advice about being a good parent and how to raise worldly, well-rounded children?
Everyone seems to have an opinion about how to do it better. They tell you which new products are must-haves if you want your kids to succeed.
While most of the articles you may read actually contain useful advice, there are a good number that just make you feel like crap. Your child is three, and you don’t have him signed up for piano lessons and learning French yet?!
Sometimes it all just seems like too much. And after reading an article looking for help you end up feeling less awesome, and more lost than before.
Steve Wiens’ article, “To The Parents of Small Children: Let Me Be The One Who Says It Out Loud”, is one refreshing article that stands above the rest, helping to give an insight on what it really feels like to parent.
Parenting is a tough job, and no one is perfect
It’s a 24/7 career that consists of a thousand little jobs that all need to be done at once.
To name a few, a parent must be a:
- activities director
- mind reader (at least until they learn how to talk)
It’s exhausting, and sometimes you just want to hide in bed under the covers until it all goes away.
And that’s okay because being a parent doesn’t make you super human; you still have physical and mental limitations, and when they are pushed or crossed you may feel like you are failing as a parent.
The next time you are overwhelmed by advice about how to be perfect, or you want to scream because your kids are driving you nuts, take a deep breath, read over Steve Wiens’ article, and take solace in the fact that you are not alone.
And if that doesn’t work, give us a call and we’ll help you put together a plan that will teach you the parenting skills needed be the parent you always wanted to be.