Truths about Being a Parent


2. You can never be fully prepared and you can’t control everything.

Your kid is the most important person in your life and you are probably doing everything you can to be a good parent, to give your kid what he needs and protect him when you feel it’s necessary. But there will be moments when you simply won’t be there.

For example, when your kid is at school, you are basically transferring all the responsibility to third persons. You can never know how good they are with your kid, and how attentive or competent they are. So, maybe you will receive a phone call from the kindergarten/school and they will tell you that your kid broke is arm; or that he bullied someone or was bullied. These are just some of the examples of the things that will increase your stress levels, especially if you have more than one kid.

Try to be realistic; remember that you are doing the best you can, but you can’t always control every minute of your kid’s life. Separating the natural feeling of worry and care from an overprotective attitude is a trap many parents fall into without even noticing.

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