Kids are a whole different ballpark. If you thought you had life figured out before kids, they are going to make you re-evaluate that shit real quick! They are all cute and innocent and then bam, they talk back to you and test your patience! To top it all off, YOU have to be the one to teach them how to survive in life. This makes me question myself completely. Do I even know how to survive in life?
One thing is for sure, I definitely could not do this thing alone so I’ve put together some top advice when it comes to having kids from other parents like myself!
Click on some of the quotes to read a little background story!
Love your child(ren) unconditionally, but do not make them your life. Reason being, as parents we are to provide them life tools to help them grow and prepare them for the world, they will leave the home [and] when they do, you don’t want to lose you in the process.–JaVanka. Motherhood Est. 1995
It’s not easy raising a child there is no manual that comes with each child being born.-Gloria, Motherhood Est. 1983
Be firm. Be patient. Be loving.
Raise a wolf, not a sheep!– Justin, Fatherhood Est. 2012
Allow your children to make mistakes, but leave room in your heart for compassion and forgiveness when they do!-Deb, Motherhood est. 1993
Mom Kills 5 Children and Herself, Notes left behind scream Mental Health Issues I’ll summarize the article above as it fucking sucks to read. A 25 year old mom of 5 kids, 3 biologically hers and 2 step children. She killed all of the kids, set the house on fire, before shooting herself in the…
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Do you know when parenting gets hard? When you have to start being honest with yourself about the way your kids might turn out. When you have to start being a little tougher when you know that all you want to do is hold them in your arms. When the tears that used to be…