It is common to have parenting highs and parenting lows.
It’s also common to have parenting seasons.
I know for me, I can go through periods where I’m on form, present, fun and in my parenting mojo. And other times I’m under my rock, wanting some quiet and only crawling out from underneath for essentials like making dinner or cuddling.
Is there a right or wrong here?
I’m not sure there is. The only thing that could be wrong is when you believe you have to have your mojo up all the time.
No one is happy all the time.
No parent is perfect all the time
No child is well behaved all of the time.
All the trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.
Whether you have a baby, toddler, tween or teen – you being you, recognising how you feel and honouring how you feel, is important.
In his paper, Magic State of Acceptance, Dr Michael Hall shares how accepting your current circumstance is not resignation or giving in, it is welcoming it into mind and life with the purpose of effectively responding to it.
Can you imagine if summer never came? What about if winter lasted forever? Would you appreciate Autumn and Spring?
Honour your parenting seasons.
Feeling the parenting blues? Experts Carrington Cunnington and Rita Morris offer their insights and tips in the Family5 app.