Mom & Dad: Here's Why the Parenting World We Live in Is Full of Challenges & Emotions by Roma Khetarpal
“My kids know exactly how to push my buttons!”
“My son drove me crazy yesterday.”
“I’m going to throw one of them over the cliff if they don’t stop arguing.”
Life is not always about celebrations. Our noisy, day-to-day parenting world is filled with challenges and plenty of emotion commotion. What if I told you this is not an accident. There is a higher purpose to this: it is that we may learn who we truly are (learn about ourselves and continue to grow). Only then can we can go from mindless parenting to mindful parenting.
We – the parents – must step up to the challenge and walk through some “negative” experiences with our children. These “negative” experiences build strength in the parent-child connection. It is when we resist this growth that all hell breaks loose and we butt heads with our kids.
Our growth is very much tied to that of our children. If we don’t grow, they won’t grow either. In essence, by challenging us, our children teach us more patience, tolerance, empathy, kindness and compassion. By pushing us to grow, they make us better human beings, extracting hidden potentials that we didn’t know we had.