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.