Becoming a parent is one of the most challenging yet rewarding things that you can do in life. It can often be hard, tiring and overwhelming but it’s all made worthwhile when your little one smiles and giggles at you. There’s no feeling like it!
In the midst of tears, tantrums and tiredness, it can be easy for you to forget the highs and think you’re doing a bad job. We understand how this feels - every parent has been there at least once (probably a lot more!).You are not alone. For those times when you need reminding, we’ve put together a list of all the reasons why you’re a great parent and doing a brilliant job!
You’re loved more than you know
Your baby loves you more than anyone else in this world and it’s easy to see why. At times when you think you can’t do this anymore, your little one looks at you and you can’t help but smile, cherish this feeling as there is nothing else like it. You’re the one they need more than anyone, the one they crave the most, and the one they love unconditionally.
You’re learning who you are
Having a baby teaches you so much about yourself that you didn’t even think it would. You’re much stronger than you ever knew, you’re able to function on limited sleep and you have more patience than you ever thought possible.
You’re doing the best you can
Some days you’re bound to think you’re not doing enough, whether that’s not giving your baby enough attention, or relying heavily on the TV. That’s ok. Not one person is perfect 24/7 and we’re all allowed ‘off’ days. Don’t give yourself a hard time if you haven’t managed to make it out of your pyjamas today.
You’re an all-rounder
To your baby, you’re their teacher, parent, and best friend all rolled into one, and that’s pretty amazing! Every day you’re teaching your child the way of the world - helping them learn, understand, walk and even talk. Your baby relies on you but instead of focusing on any pressure associated with this, look at how you’re shaping their life and how much they adore you.