I found this picture on Facebook the other day and it got me thinking.
How to be a parent in 2017: Make sure your children’s academic, emotional, psychological, mental, spiritual, physical, nutritional, and social needs are met while being careful not to over stimulate, under stimulate, improperly medicate, helicopter, or neglect them in a screen-free, processed foods-free, GMO-free, negative energy-free, plastic-free, body positive, socially conscious, egalitarian but also authoritative, nurturing but fostering of independence, gentle but not overally permissive, pesticide-free two-story, multilingual home, preferably in a cul-da-sac with a backyard and 1.5 siblingsspaced at least two years apart for proper development, also don’t forget the coconut oil.
How to be a parent in literally every generation before ours: Feed them sometimes.
Being a mom is hard work. And everyone has an opinion on how to do it correctly. This post didn’t even touch on hot button issues like breastfeeding vs formula, rear- facing car seats til age 5, cosleeping or letting them cry it out.
How is a mom ever to feel like she is doing the right way of parenting? I know there are times I have felt like a total failure as a parent. Then in a devotion I read this morning I saw this.
If I get to the end of a long day and I’ve given each of my kids 12 hugs; I’m going to count that as an A+ Gold Star day!
As parents in a world of information at our fingertips, we forget about the simplest things. Hugs. Giggles. Spending time together. So my advice to you fellow mom’s, just give your kids a hug. You are doing the most important job in the world and rocking it!
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