Parenting is the most fulfilling and challenging of all professions. I do not believe to have all of the answers, but I am hoping you will come visit here to get a little inspiration, encouragement and support. That said, there are no one size fits all solutions. I may say something one day that really resonates and I know I will write things that you cannot relate to, but if I can help to uplift, bring positivity and inspire, I will be fulfilled.
Parenting is also a never-ending journey. It is not that any one person is a better parent than another. Our challenges and celebrations will ebb and flow with our kids’ success, failures and struggles. As we experience life with them, we need to remember to adjust and stay flexible throughout the process. This is not a competition or a race. Children will come into their own at different times and we need to allow them to get there at their own pace. Some will blossom early and others may bloom later (perhaps even in adulthood) so we need embrace them for who they are and help them become who they are meant to be. But, how we do that is the true experiment. It’s hard to figure out the right way because no one person can have all of the answers. And, quite frankly, our children are constantly evolving and trying to figure it out. Every family, parent and child are different, bringing their own unique set of circumstances and experiences to the mix. That’s what makes it all so interesting and allows us to build a community that can support one another.
Hopefully, this very post simply reminds you to be a little kinder and more understanding of these little beings who are trying to navigate themselves in this very complex world. Be patient and forgiving of yourself and others. You can’t take back what you say or do, so choose your words and actions wisely. Remember even if you misstep, you can always recalibrate and try to do better the next time. We all have been there and need to learn resiliency from our kids. The very ones we are trying to teach can teach us the most.