As A Parent We…

As a parent sometimes we get it right, sometimes we get wrong. Sometimes our judgement is wrong, as of course we can judge it just right.

As a parent we sign up to help love and care for our children until they become adults and we are no longer needed on a daily basis.

As a parent we argue and disagree with our children and then of course we have laughter and fun with them.

As a parent we try our best to help our children achieve their dreams. Trying always to remember it’s their dreams they must follow not our dreams for them.

As a parent our job is never done, it’s a 24/7 365 day job. Which is ok because that’s what parents do, be there for their children. Whatever the time of day it may be.

As parents we discipline our children, but we should always praise them for the good things they do.

As parents we shouldn’t moan when they little and climb into our beds in the early hours, because they have woken up, and all they want is a cuddle and made to feel secure.

As a parent we should not criticise, but listen and advise.

As a parent we should always make our children feel wanted and they are not ever made to feel unwanted or unloved.

As a parent once our children are born, our lives will never be the same again, because when you become a parent you will never find a love that you feel for a child. It’s an all consuming need to always care for them to help and love them to always be there no matter what, to try your best to be a good parent, a mum, a dad, a friend, someone to turn to in their hour of need or their moment of happiness.

Being a parent is the toughest, hardest job most of us will ever embark upon in our lives. It will trip us up, it will make us question our sanity. It will push us to our limits and beyond, but every moment of being a mum or a dad will always be worth it when they give you a kiss or a hug or simply a smile. They will then melt your heart with those three magic words. I love you. At that moment being a parent is without a doubt the best job in the world. All the issues, problems, tiredness and tribulations of being a parent become totally insignificant because your child has told you they love you and as a parent you will know at that moment you just got it very right.

As a parent all we need to do is love our child unconditionally.

I would love to hear what you think we should do as a parent.

26 thoughts on “As A Parent We…

  1. I think we need to teach our children that we are human and it is ok to make mistakes. We need to prepare them for life and let them know that they have freedom to make their own choices but we will support them even if we disagree with them. We also need them to know there are limits and boundaries. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

  2. This is a great post and highlights the things parents have to do. Patience is certainly one for me. My son is very young so I don’t need much patience yet, but I think I will when he is older!

  3. Beautiful – you have summed it up perfectly. He drives me mad a lot of the time but he I wouldn’t change him for the world. He’s perfect. #ThatFridayLinky

  4. What a beautiful and real post about parenting. My two toddler boys love to cuddle me all the time. There are times when I feel that I’m “overtouched” …but then I realize that time is short and I want to cherish these moments when they still want to hug and kiss their parents.

  5. Truly is no harder job than to be a parent! Yes, sometimes we get it wrong but mostly we get it right! No greater love than a love of your child! Try our best and let them know it. Patience is my biggest struggle lol
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  6. This is so true. No matter how much you’re aware before becoming a parent of how difficult it is, nothing really prepares you for the reality. It is difficult beyond belief sometimes but it’s the most rewarding thing in the world #ThatFridayLinky

  7. As a parent we should be approachable. This has been on my mind a lot this week because of the whole Kirsty Allsop iPad smashing thing. None of us know the exact circumstances of what happened, but I htought her actions will have made her look unpredictable in her kids’ eyes. this, in turn, may do a lot to put them off speaking to her if they are ever in trouble. Whatever yourkids have done, as a parent. you must be rational, calm and approachable. We all fail at this, but at least you should try. Thanks for hosting #thatfridaylinky

  8. Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, mentally and physically. I always go to bed at night and think ” I did it again, I parented really well”

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