The Importance Of Parental Humility

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Being a parent is hard. This is because while there are certain universal tasks that all parents must accomplish such as teaching our children to behave, to learn independent skills, to grow confidence, to share and be considerate of others and more, it’s true to say that each child has their own parenting needs.

After all, some children may need more support in some areas, while others may have more needs than their peers. Either way, parenthood is an adventure, a long journey, and one that no one manages to perfect every single element of. 

This is why it’s good to be kind to yourself as a parent and to remain mindful that some small issues may exist over time. If you’re focused, attentive and can listen well, you may be surprised just how much of a positive impact you can have. What matters is understanding the virtue of parental humility to help you get there. In this post, we’ll discuss all of that and more, potentially helping you settle into your new, modest parenthood

Children Are Influenced By Their Peers:

It’s often said that a parent only cares for a child’s well-being, it’s their peers who will actually raise them. Of course, that’s not true for the most part, but it is important to consider that they will be influenced by those around them. That might include siblings, their classmates, and even the content of what they see in television shows. That’s why it’s always wise to be mindful over who they’re connected with, what friendships they form, and the beliefs they bring elsewhere and bring into the household. Only a parent can moderate all that. 

It Might Not Be Your Fault

You can do everything right as a parent and still experience difficulties. This doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent nor that you care little for their wellbeing, only life is unpredictable, and sometimes a child’s personality can be difficult, or their needs can be expansive. There’s no shame in using child and teen counseling & therapy services to help a child with issues they may experience, in fact it’s wise to be mindful and not dismissive of any support you deserve, as well as listening to the guidance of their teachers.

Ultimately, Your Child Is His/Her Own

It’s amazing how much of a child’s personality can develop without your direct input, because they’re independent people even if you are responsible for them. This is made clearer and clearer as they get older and a parent must begin the process of slowly letting go while still being a nurturing presence in their life. Learning when to step back while always being observant, kind and an example of your values will help them more than anything else, and don’t worry, they will always have a little of their parents inside their spirit.

With this advice, you’ll be sure to stay the great parent you are, only with a greater appreciation for modesty and humility where it’s needed.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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