So I have taken the opportunity to read Perfecting Parenting Guide, and reflecting back on what I’ve read, it’s amazing how once reading something how much it feels like it’s talking about you specifically. How true is the statement “Parenthood is a potpourri of feelings”.
Being a mother of two, I have went through so many feelings in the eight years since my son was born. There are days where everything goes exactly the way you need them too, everyone in the home is in a good mood, my son and four year old daughter are not bickering at each, and everyone is just happy. Then there are the days where the bickering starts as soon as their feet hit the floor, my voice does not faze them, and we can’t do anything but discuss what is going on with them and making them spend their time in the rooms, having them think about the way they are acting and what they feel like they need to do to correct it.
The parenting guide takes you through various exercises and though I have not had time to complete the exercises, the questions that I have read have actually made me think. In the exercise where it asks to grade yourself on what you feel you teach well as a parent and what you lack in. It amazed me by my answers to these questions and it tells myself that even though I feel like I am a good mother, there is so much that I need to work on. Besides teaching our children, we must teach ourselves how to be that wonderful teacher that our children look up to and love so much. We as parents need to reflect on not only what we are teaching our children but what in fact we are learning ourselves.