3 Things I've Learned While Being a Parent
This article details 3 things I've learned while being a parent. In truth I've probaby learned one 100 things but thes are 3 that really stand out for me. Parenting is quite a personal journey. Other parents my have a different take on parenthood and the things I've learned are quite diverse. They include things I've learned to be a better parent and a better person. So here goes.....
Take Help When You Can Get It - You Can't Do It All By Yourself
So, when help is offered I take it. And if it isn't offered I try to seek it out. Whether that be in the form of friends or family or having a few hours at nusery a week. This means I have more time to get other stuff done and I'm a better Mum when I see my kids.
Give Up On Perfection.
Having kids means that a lot of things aren't going to be perfect. My boys faces aren't always clean. My house isn't always tidy. Sometimes I forget a change of clothes when I go out for my youngest. I don't always read to my eldest child every night. There are lots of confessions I could make like that.
But my kids are happy and healthy and that's all that really matters. The details don't. If you try and be perfect in every way it leads to a lot of stress and sometimes resentment. So let go and chill out a little. Things won't be perfect but everybody will be a little happier
Take Everybody Else's Opinions with a Pinch of Salt
When my eldest was born, everybody wanted to offer thier advice. Don't hold him too much - he'll be spoiled! Wean him at 4 months. Wean him at 6 months! He should be in his own room by now. He looks like he's too cold. He looks like he's too hot!
The thing I've learned while parenting is to listen to what people say but then trust your own judgement and opinon. Everybody has conflicting opinions anyway. And each parent and child is different . So do what's best for you and your child.