There is no shortage of parenting advice today. As a matter of fact, when you really look at it there is an overabundance of advice for moms and dads out there. Everybody seems to have an opinion on how parents should raise their child these days–from your relatives, friends, to professionals, and strangers at random places. While some of these nuggets of wisdom are helpful, being bombarded by an overwhelming amount of parenting advice can often lead a parent to feel anxious, confused, and doubtful of his/her capabilities.
If you are feeling this way right now it may be time to let go of all the parenting tips that you have allowed to fill your mind. A confident parent is the best parent. So try forgetting what others think is right and best and believe in following your gut instinct. After all you are raising your own child, and no one could possibly know your kid better than you do. So trust that instinct and do what you think is best with conviction and confidence.
As one fellow blogging mother says in her post Enough with the Finger Pointing, Let Me Love My Kids!, “Love your child the way they need it, and no one knows that better than you. Ignore the watching eyes and don’t feel bad when you leave someone behind. It gives you a lasting memory and another chance to tell them how much they mean to you.”
Let us not allow our own sense of protection, justice, and connection to our children to be lost in the noise of what everyone else says & thinks. Be confident in how you raise your kids. Remember that the more confident you feel about your ability to parent, the more likely it is for you to make the best decisions and enjoy the journey that is parenting.