Mom & Dad: Here's Why the Parenting World We Live in Is Full of Challenges & Emotions by Roma Khetarpal

Mom & Dad: Here's Why the Parenting World We Live in Is Full of Challenges & Emotions

“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.

Mindfulness Can Help Your Parenting: 6 Things Moms & Dads Need to Be Aware Of!

Mindful Parenting: 3 Steps to Change Your Relationship With Your Kids!

Mindful Parenting: How to Parent Mindfully When the To-Do List Never Ends!

What Is "Mindful Parenting" Really? Here's Mindfulness in Parenting Simplified!

Cassiday
Wow, that’s good
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
"Our growth is very much tied to that of our children. If we don’t grow, they won’t grow either." I just love this, Roma Khetarpal . You are so right. Great way to look at it! Tools Of Growth
Mike Prochaska
Enjoy the ride they grow fast
Michael Kennedy
100% Attempting to lead by example has benefitted us as parents greatly, conversely watching the kids react to the world around them is inspiring in so many ways. Ahh the Merry-Go-Round of parenting :)
Amy-Noelle Shih
You had me at “extracting hidden potentials.” Yes!
Great article

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Parenting a Challenging Child: How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Mindful Parenting: How to Use Your "Heart" Space Instead of Your "Head" Space

Parents of Picky Eaters: Teenage Boy Declared Blind From Diet of Fries, Chips, White Bread & Sausages

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!