I came up with this list of ten things I’m learning to avoid in order to feel happier as a parent. However, I would like to clarify a couple of things that came up when I shared this image on Facebook.
My children are young, four and under, and this list applies more to this age. If your children are not showing age-appropriate public behavior then you may need to consider how to best approach those lessons with them.
I think having such young ones in my home, it’s nearly impossible to keep my house tidy all the time. A kitchen sink full of dishes and fish sticks for dinner (again) is not (what I consider) a reflection on how well I love or care for my children.
On the other hand, living in filth and serving junk food every day of course is another story and needs to be brought up to a higher standard of care for our children.
I hope that everyone reading this takes a common sense approach to these ten statements and evaluates them according to their children’s ages and needs.