Updated: Sep 19, 2021
Many jobs require fixed skill sets or physical fitness in addition to academic qualifications. However, there is one job in which no one has prior experience in their lives before becoming one, nor have they received any previous educational training since young, and that is... being a parent.
Being a mom or dad is a twenty-four-seven job, and while some may have a helper or in-laws to help, the time parents spent out of the house working hard to provide the best for the family should be counted as well. If a parent or family is blessed with a certain level of support at home but still thinks being a parent is not as easy, has anyone or society ever considered how a single parent manages to raise a child all by themselves, especially for those who have no one to turn to at all?
The only experience a parent can learn from is the current situation or memories of how he or she was raised and treated; if it was good, the parent would want to pass it on; if it was bad, no parent would want the history to repeat unless the person is born evil. So... please don't pass judgment.
If you're the caregiver for a baby or toddler, you'd understand. If you have kids attending school, you'd know. If you're learning how to communicate with your teenager, you'd feel. And if you have grown-up children who are young adults, you'll want to stay involved in their lives to ensure you're one of their strong pillars, that's how most parents feel.
[For The Readers]
Parenting is a fact of life, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to raising a kid, so don't get discouraged if you hit a snag. Continue to communicate, love, care, and provide as much as you can, even if you are misunderstood.
Your precious baby will grow up to be a man or woman soon, do your best to guide them along the journey to being kind, doing good, and adding meaningful value to themselves and society. Love your kids but don't forget to love yourself too.
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