Being a parent of multiple children can be a roller coaster of emotions. So many differences at so many different times. One child has medical issues, another has mental disorders, then another has nothing, and we're supposed to treat them all the same. We're required to raise our children and act like we're not stressed, scared or confused.
People forget that parents are human and still have to learn things just the same as everyone else.
We are supposed to know everything and do it with grace...
Full Time jobs
And with all of that we are also expected to make family togetherness time, understand the mental state of ourselves and our children and have a social life outside of the home.
Then there are some that wonder why many struggle with the pressures of it all.
Of course, there are a large number of people that are able to handle all of these things without a second thought. If you are one of those people, that is wonderful!
If you are not, that does not mean that you are a bad parent or that you were not taught the correct way to maintain life as a parent.
Everyone is different. Everyone handles things in a way that works best for them, and many seek assistance from others to make things work. This is not a sign that one is insufficient in this area and it's not a sign that one is not prepared to care for their young. It means your human.
Think of it this way... Some people can drive a car with ease from the moment they get behind the wheel, yet others need to have assistance from a family member or friend to learn. This is sometimes due to fear or a belief that they cannot perform this act on their own.
Just like when you are learning to drive, the best thing you can do is ask for assistance. To allow yourself to learn and make mistakes.
The point I am trying to make here is that we all run into issues when it comes to doing things we are not familiar with. Parenting is no different... The best thing you can do when you hit struggles when raising your littles is to reach out to someone for assistance. This could be your pediatrician, therapist, family or friends. Depending on the issue at hand, you'll find your way.
You are capable of amazing things.
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla