Parenting is a long road and the journey can be joyful at times and appear to be dull and dreary at certain moments. Parenting is the time when you are trying your best to create a work-life balance whereas your kids are dealing with their own challenges of growing up. At times, these two pathways can come in conflict with each other, resulting in stress within the family. However, as a parent, you need to look at the big picture and ensure that you don’t get bogged down by trivial issues. You need to keep a long-term vision so that you can be on the right track and also not think too much about the bumps on the road.
Sometimes, you might catch the guilt that you are not doing enough for your kids. Or, there may also be instances where you may feel that your kids do not respond properly to what you have to say to them. If you are facing such issues, understand that many parents face the same problems. It’s just the way things are and there’s no need to feel guilty or be depressed about it. Be patient and try not to have expectations from your kids. Every child is different, so allow them to bloom into the flowers they want to be. You are the gardener, who needs to focus on providing support and nurturing.
Negativity will keep creeping in from time to time, but you need to ensure that you don’t cling on to it. Shake them off when you can and keep moving forward. To help you keep motivated, here are some inspirational quotes that you might find useful at different instances of your parenting journey.