“I came to parenting the way most of us do knowing nothing and trying to learn everything”.-Mayin Bialik
It’s been quite a journey starting and growing a family as raising children is an experience like no other. Its joys and challenges offer us a personal perspective of life, impact our approach to things in general and also help us cultivate an attitude of gratitude we couldn’t have imagined before having kids.
In most cases we start having children with limited or no subject knowledge and generally learn on the job with the help of our instincts,support system, environment, Google etc.
Children don’t come with manuals and not one of them is the same.
Parenting is tough as are many other aspects of life but is especially unique as it involves young, immature and dependent human beings who are your offspring.
As children come in their numbers, we tend to forget ourselves and focus on their physical, intellectual and emotional growth. We mostly dwell on our desires for them but sometimes when we listen to their desires we make better decisions for them. I’ve learnt a lot about myself from our children and I feel God speaks to me through them.
I’ve also discovered that learning as a parent and focusing on my self-development rubs off and brings out the best in my children. No doubt there have been tricky times, but we grow together…..Them and me!!!!
With parenting, there are not always absolute or straightforward answers. Instinctively you act, sometimes rightly and at other times it doesn’t quite turn out as anticipated .Do the best you can,everyone gets varied results along the way and remember that we all have our specific approaches ,experiences, challenges, environments and child tendencies.
Parenting is not a race it’s a journey, I mean it’s not a one day experience but a lifelong trip. All parents or parents to be will pass through this because children change or to say the least immensely impact our world in it’s entirety.
The phases we go through as parents, and children sometimes clash but being knowledgeable about this helps in managing and/or avoiding the potential conflicts.
ONLY WHOLE PARENTS CAN RAISE WHOLE CHILDREN…..
Most important of all is making time for yourself, as spending ”you” time will give you renewed energy. It isn’t a luxury but a necessity that allows you give back.
At the end of the day no matter your effort, you’re going to have to trust them to go out into the world on their own, and become who they are supposed to be.
The overall outcome is for us all to be happy, united and fulfilled as a family
How has the journey been so far for you, we’re you prepared? Share with us in the comment section below, you never know it might help a parent.
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