Mom & Dad: Overwhelmed With Parenting Advice? Here's How to Keep Perspective by Samantha Harris

Parenting Motherhood
8 months ago
Mom & Dad: Overwhelmed With Parenting Advice? Here's How to Keep Perspective

I was the first of my friends to have kids. I didn’t know much. So, I turned to the one place I knew had all the answers – the Internet. At first, it was helpful, but after some time I started to feel overwhelmed. With the Internet, I had access to unlimited information to help me become the best mom I could be – but with it came criticisms that made me feel like I was never good enough.

Finally, I realized the most important part of being a mom wasn't about receiving public approval; it was about making sure my boys were happy, healthy and socially competent. Now, when I come across parenting advice online, there are a few things I like to think about to keep perspective:

  • Will this keep my sons and those around them safe and healthy?
  • Will this help them grow as people?
  • Will this work for our family?
  • Are there facts to back the opinions?

We live in a time when a person's self-worth is too often measured by the amount of “likes” she or he can garner. I don’t believe that's an accurate measurement of anything – especially not good parenting. To your child, you’re the physical incarnation of the universe and its infinite wisdom. Don’t take that for granted. You've got this!

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Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
"To your child, you’re the physical incarnation of the universe and its infinite wisdom. " LOVE this, Samantha Harris ! Thanks for sharing your perspective with us. And welcome to the tribe!
Mike Prochaska
Would agree follow you “gut” your heart and feeling and it will always lead You Right way
Meredith Schneider
Love this Samantha Harris ! A must read for all parents. Welcome to the #30Seconds tribe!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
"We live in a time when a person's self-worth is too often measured by the amount of 'likes' she or he can garner. I don’t believe that's an accurate measurement of anything – especially not good parenting." AMEN! Preach, Samantha Harris . Welcome to 30Seconds. Can't wait to learn and grow with you!

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