25 March 2014

Do you ever feel unsure as a parent?

In: All Ages

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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. -- Bertrand Russell

Keep that in mind the next time you feel unsure of your parenting choices.

We all feel unsure of ourselves as parents. The “answers” we seek when our kids confound us are more like signals — faint, camouflaged messages that slide into the range of our hearing over time.

The most important skill I’ve developed as a parent is the ability to listen. Not just with my ears, but with my gut and my heart.

Photo credit: Quotes Lover

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However it was that we were all suckered into believing we were supposed to have innate knowledge and bottomless patience in parenting, was a dark thing indeed.

This is so true.

Right, Amanda! Everything I "know for sure" I learned over time. Sometimes I think this parenting thing will only be clear to me in hindsight.

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