4 things we all should know about parenting

4 things we all should know about parenting

Being a parent is an incredible experience. Unbelievable, actually. How could anyone a little bit sane sentence once self to lifetime of worries and sleepless nights… Yeah, sleepless nights don’t actually go away after the first 2 years. That’s it. *laughing*

Nope. It’s just the beginning. 

Anyways. There are some things every parent needs to know about his future. Need to knows.

1. Every word you say has a meaning

Having children is like being stalked by CIA. Your every step being watched, every conversation being listened. 

So you want to be careful, when you talk. 

Some of my mom’s words are still pretty live in my head. You know:

If you don’t eat your veggies, you’ll end up links that sick man on the corner

Or:

I said no sweets before dinner! Or your head will explode

Gosh, the last one is still bothering me pretty seriously.

4 things we all should know about parenting

2. The might not turn out the way you want the to

Yes. Embrace it. They might not become famous artists or sport stars. They might not want to be achievers. And you should learn to live with it

4 things we all should know about parenting

3. Learn to let go

One day, they will leave your house. And you should learn to let them go. They don’t owe you anything. So don’t expect anything.

4 things we all should know about parenting

4. Love them

Love them the way they are. They will always return your calls and visit you for Christmas. If they feel how loved they are. 

4 things we all should know about parenting

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