Why is parenting so stressful these days? – Chapter 3

In this series, we are trying to determine the causes that hinder blissful parenting journey. The factors that I have discussed in Chapter 1 and chapter 2 are very common and I am sure most of you could relate to it. Here I am going talk to you about something that is very significant, sensitive and delicate.

I am going to share a secret with you! Most of the times, we don’t realise that we have been making a mistake unless someone points it to us. Several other times, though we realise our flaws, we don’t make an effort to change it. This attitude will not just make your life miserable but also your child’s.

I am talking about valuing and accepting your partner’s parenting choices and parenting style. Many of us assume that only we know what is best for our kids and we generally tend to ignore the ideas and views of the partner. I know many people that misjudge and suppress their partner’s perceptions. This approach might eventually cause a strain in your relationship which could be bad for your child too.

It is important to pay attention to your partner’s ideas and it’s even more important to let them know of the reasons for your approval or disapproval to those ideas. Make sure to sit and clear out the differences with your spouse before you make a decision for your child. Don’t try to prove to your child that you love him/her more than your partner does.

Be considerate of your partner’s decision and be appreciative of the fact that they are trying to provide insights and making efforts to participate. This little change in your attitude will make a huge positive change in your family and in your parenting style.

The ultimate motive of this series is to help our readers with solutions that will make their life and parenting journey beautiful. If you have some positive parenting techniques that could change people’s life, you are very welcome to share it here.

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