Parenting is one of THE hardest jobs in the world. Everyone parents differently! Just because we disagree with the way others do it does not make it wrong. Here are my tips on becoming a better parent.
Let go of what you think others may think
I feel like such a hypocrite writing this because this consumed me with my first. This time around I don’t care what others think. Little is nearly three and has survived so I can’t be doing too badly ;)! Chances are you are already an amazing parent so in the words of Elsa ‘let it go!’.
Do not compare yourself with others
Instagram can make someones life look so amazing and I often find myself wishing that was me. Truth is you don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. Making homemade crafts everyday does not make you a better parent! If you have to cook chicken nuggets every night to survive then thats fine too.
Chose your battles
If your child wants the pink bowl after demanding the green one. Give them the damn bowl! If it isn’t indangering or damaging their life then sometimes you just have to give in. Set boundaries and teach them to respect that but pick your fights wisely!
Take a break
Even the best of parents need a break sometimes. It is extremely important for our mental health and when Mum & Dad are happy chances are so will the children be!
Do not beat yourself up
You have totally got this whole parenting malarky! Your child, your choice. If they are healthy, safe and happy what more could you ask for?! There is no such thing as a perfect parent so keep up the good work!
Is there anything else you would add to this list?
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