My name is Mrs. Mother Clucking and I am “clucking human”.
Has anyone fluffed your feathers, shamed you, belittled you in your parenting skills? If your answer is “Yes” your not alone.
Parent shaming has always been around, from one generation to the next there seem to be common topics; one of which being “each other”. Over the past decade with social media on the rise more and more negativity is escaping into the cyber world. This is painting an ugly picture for our children of what society looks like and how we behave in social situations.
The best thing I can do for my child is prepare and educate him.
How do you prepare a child for what is yet to come? You simply try your best by leading with example.
“I am human. I am not perfect. I am trying my best.”
This is the honest truth; and I want my son to know that growing up. I will never claim to be perfect in his eyes, nor do I want to be. I want him to realize that I am human, I make mistakes, I take chances and get messy (as well as maybe watch too much of the Magic School Bus) but I always try my best – this is the type of person I would like him to become. Not a clone of myself but someone who has been inspired enough by his parents to live life in the same manner and pass that on to another generation.
I have realized that in parenthood there is no black and white answers. Every child is special and has different needs and wants. Some need solids earlier and stable routines; others grow quickly while some grow slowly. As our children grow they are going to develop different skills, personalities and traits at different times; these will make them individual and unique and help them conquer the obstacles ahead.
This is a reminder to all parents reading this:
- YOU ARE A GREAT PARENT
- YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO GROW UP AND BECOME A WONDERFUL PERSON
Tonight sing your child a lullaby/read them a story, give them a long kiss on the forehead and sleep sound knowing that your child has an amazing role model – YOU.