I read somewhere that my dad was the nicest guy in the world, and that he loved children more than anyone else. However, my mom says he was not one of the nicer types. It is true that I loved my dad more than anyone else in the world. I am sure you do too.
When it comes to parenting, everyone has their own opinions. We may think we are better than others, or that we are better than other parents. The thing is, everyone’s opinion is valid. Who said it was only about the good things you give to your child? When you speak about parenting, remember that it is a partnership.
Parenting is a wonderful experience. You should enjoy it. It can be both a challenging and rewarding time in your life. If you have been reading parenting books lately, you have likely learned a lot about what goes on at home and how you can best care for your child. Just like anything else, parenting is about two people making a decision.
Parenting is not something you do or something you accomplish. It is about living. It is a choice. It is about a commitment to creating a life that you want for your child. As a parent, you have the responsibility to help your child grow and learn.
Every day as a parent, you are responsible for the decisions you make. Children grow into adults, and you as a parent are responsible for their well being. You are responsible for your role in that process.
If you think you know it all about parenting, I suggest you go back and read the many parenting books you have already owned. The opinions shared in those books are not as important as what you decide to do with them. Some children are right at the right age to start making decisions for themselves. Others are not. You as a parent have the responsibility to find out what the child is trying to tell you. That is a big decision to make. I hope you will consider it when you are struggling to make decisions.
Most people think they know everything about parenting, but really, they do not. Let us face it. How many times do you try to talk to a friend about something you have just read in a parenting book? Then, after you finish reading it, you wonder how the reader could have come to such a conclusion.
If you are someone who does not love your parenting career, I would highly encourage you to keep looking for information that will improve your parenting skills. Even if you decide you are a good parent, there is always room for improvement. It is your child’s life, and your opinion about how that is lived is a huge part of that life.
It is also important that you don’t research parenting in a vacuum. The best parenting books are from other parents. They offer their unique insight into what it means to raise children. If you do not believe in God, then there is no better place to look for your parenting advice than your own family.
Remember, if you are not an expert on parenting, do not assume you know everything. Look for parenting books that contain diverse perspectives from experts, and you will end up with a much better understanding of parenting.