I was wondering about parenting the other day. I thought about how parents were sometimes blamed when the children grow up to be criminals and when a person is like Einstein, people do not think of the mother or father at all. That being a genius was in him and not nurtured.
Note to parents: Stop trying so hard!
According to an article I read,
“Parents just don’t seem to be one of the major reasons why children turn out the way they do,” Caplan says.
So, that is a motivation for me to enjoy being a parent and not to stress too much on being a “tiger mom”. Or sometimes I mutate into a monster mommy, which I really hate. Especially the mommy guilt I feel afterwards.
I also read a message from a mommy club online where I am a member, that children must be loved as God loves them. That’s how I must love them, despite the chaos in the house they cause, or the spilled jello. It was really food for thought. Constantly, I remind myself to “choose my battles.”