Do you ever feel like an outsider in a group of parents? Like, even though you’re the same age and all have kids of the same period, somehow, everyone else has this sixth sense about parenting that you don’t? It’s like they can see right into your soul and know when something is off without you even needing to say anything. It can be awkward if you feel like other parents are judging or looking down on you. But really, there’s nothing to feel guilty about. Parenting is hard for everyone. And while other parents might be more confident than you in some areas, we all start from different points and grow at different speeds.
It’s normal to feel scared as a parent.
We all have a deep desire to keep our children safe and happy. And at the same time, we’re also responsible for their health, growth, and development. It’s pressure. And it’s completely normal to feel anxious or scared at times. Parenting is the biggest challenge we will ever take on in our lives. And at times, we may feel entirely out of our comfort zones. We may feel like we’re not good enough. Or like we’re not doing enough. It’s also important to remember that if you’re a parent, you’re already great at something most people will never be good at. You were able to create and bring life into the world. That’s incredible! And not many people can say they’ve done that.
Why you should embrace your fears as a parent.
Many parents worry that the fears they’re experiencing are signs of not being fit to raise a child. But in most cases — you’re just going through the growing pains of parenting. It’s normal to feel like you sometimes fail as a parent. Especially when you’re starting out, experts say that it’s widespread to feel like you don’t know what you’re doing in parenting the first year or two. Your fears as a parent aren’t a sign that you’re not cut out to be a parent. And they aren’t a sign that you’re a terrible parent, either. They’re just a sign that you’re human. Parenting is a constant journey of self-discovery. As you become more experienced as a parent, you’ll learn to work around the things you’re not so great at. You’ll also figure out what works best for you and your family.
Confidence comes with time and experience.
Parenting doesn’t come with a manual. You’re winging it. And every parent will tell you that it feels like it too. You must figure out what works best for your child, family, and yourself. It’s not an exact science. It can be terrifying gointerrifyingg into parenting, not knowing what to expect. It takes at least a couple of years to get a feel for what’s normal and expected child’s development, their milestones, and how to raise them healthily. So if you’re feeling a bit lost or unsure about what to do as a new parent, don’t worry. That’s completely normal.
You’re bound to feel scared and uncertain at times as a parent. That’s normal. The key is not letting your fears stop you from being a good parent and doing what’s best for your child. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and avoid getting too bogged down in the details. Focus on the most important things. And remember that all parents have fears. So you’re not alone in this!