Raising children is terrifying. They are so needy. And there never seems to be enough energy, wisdom or patience in me to meet those needs. Sometimes I wonder who let us do this!?!?
|Terrified, but still having fun.|
To cope with these feelings, I try to do things like walk in nature and take more deep breaths during the day. I remind myself that parenting is about the cumulative effect, not a specific instance. I try to focus on my children's lovely smiles and enjoy an extra snuggle. I remember my own parents' successes and shortcomings and see that I turned out OK. (Whatever "turned out OK" means!) And I wake up and start another day.