Parenting Tip: Have an Older Mentor to Reassure You Along the Way

Parenting is one of the frustrating things that a person will do in their life. The job of being a parent entails a lot of hard work and effort and sometimes minimal results. There will be many days along the way where you think to yourself, “I think I’d better just give up”. Obviously this isn’t an option as a parent, but it doesn’t stop us from feeling that way sometimes.

In a recent post on Mom Life Today titled, “Help! I Feel Like I’m Ruining My Kids!” the author Susan talks about the frustrations of parenting. Susan also suggests having an older mentor that can reassure you when you are having doubts. This can be a friend, neighbor, or maybe your mother or father. Everybody likes to be reassured from time to time and that does not exclude parents.

Crucial Parenting Concept: Helping Your Child Gain Confidence

One of the most important things a parent can do for their child is to help them feel comfortable in their own skin. To focus in on that a little bit more I mean that helping a child gain confidence in who they are as a person is a critical thing that parents must do for their kids.

A post titled, “Comforting the Emotionally Challenged Child”, opened my eyes to this point. The post written by Heidi Hess Saxton tells a personal story of how she realized this same critical parenting concept. Check out her post at Catholic Mom!