Parents are people too, but it can be hard to keep that in mind. From the eyes of our children, we are all-powerful; we hate to show them even the smallest chintz in our armour. Unfortunately, regardless of what we would like to think about our parenting tactics, every parent has made many mistakes twice! Below you will find five mistakes every parent on the face of the earth has made at least one time. Hopefully, by the time you are finished reading, you will feel better about your mistakes; read on!
5 Mistakes Every Parent Makes
#1. Parents sometimes believe their children are perfect.
Okay, so you may not be saying those exact words to yourself, but from your parental perspective, you are thinking, “They wouldn’t do that!” You may be surprised to find out just what they will do. Remember that your children are as perfect as you are.
#2. Waking their baby up from a dead sleep to feed them.
This is particularly common in new parents; with experience, you will find your children rarely will starve themselves by sleeping through their hunger. Once you have them awake, they will not go back to sleep, Which will cure you of doing this again.
#3. It can be easy to forget that you are a role model as a parent.
You are an example. You are your child’s first and foremost example of motherhood, fatherhood, work and school ethic, and everything else you can think of. When we become worn out or emotional, it is easy to allow our demonstrated behavior to get away from us, but it is essential to keep it under control. You want your children to see the behavior you want them to engage in. That will be their lifestyle norm.
#4. Not installing, or not using, child safety seats in the vehicle.
This is as simple and plain as possible: this is not safe, and we all know it. Yet, whether we want to admit it or not, one or more of us have hurriedly put our children quickly in the backseat to run something down the block to a neighbour or run to the corner store. So much can happen in the blink of an eye we will feel guilty if we even think about doing this.
#5. Hurrying our children along the road to becoming grown-ups.
Amid the chaos and daily grind, we may want those stolen moments to ourselves more frequently as the kids get older. The matter is that once they are grown, their childhood days are gone forever. No more birthday parties, monkey faces, or silly little messes. You are going to miss these days forever soon enough. So please take advantage of those years by enjoying them while you can.
Don’t allow the life’s hustle and bustle to get you to compromise on the points you know are important to your parenting. When we begin to overlook the vital parts of parenting because we are getting burned out or lazy, it is time to re-think our parenting strategy. So give yours a good review today, and in the process, forgive yourself for yesterday’s mistakes.