Pareting Doubts: A Natural Behavior for Parents

It is quite normal for parents to have doubts. All people have doubts, but parents tend to doubt whether or not they are raising their child properly. This is natural, and most of the time worrying is a good thing! If you are worried about your child and your abilities to raise them into a good person, then you are already a step ahead of some parents out there. The difference is that you care! Some parents do not care about their children, and the fact that you are worried at all is a good sign. Chances are you are doing a great job, so keep doing what you have been and make changes when they seem necessary. Use your own best judgement, that is really all anybody can ask of you as a parent.

I recently read a post by a concerned mother titled, “Parenting The Heavy Stuff” and the comment I left for its author inspired me to share this post about parenting doubts. The mother listed all the “heavy thoughts” she has about parenting and her son each day. I felt that my reassuring response (along with about 50 others!) was something she might enjoy seeing.