Some days I feel like I’m nailing it as a parent. I’m not entirely sure what that actually looks like; all I know is that it feels like I’m doing a good job. Probably, the kids are dressed/fed/happy/haven’t said anything offensive in public.
Then there are those days, where it all goes to crap. Most of us have had them – the days that seem long and overwhelming. Often they’re filled with tears and tantrums (of the child and/or adult variety), and a strong desire to just go back to bed.
If you’re having one of those days, or you’ve had one of those days, you’re not alone. Here are some things to try and remember at the end of it.
3. Being a parent is more than a moment
What happened today doesn’t define who you are as a parent. Being a mum or dad is a whole lot bigger than a bad day. Just as our little ones grow and develop – we do too. Sometimes hard days are a part of that, and sometimes they help us to learn more about what we’re doing. Even if they suck at the time.