Unfortunately parenting today can be isolating and lonely, previous generations had the benefit of relatives who lived close by and were willing and available to help.
Often parents today feel judged by others if they are not on top of their game. If they are not the perfect parent with perfect children. Often we can be divided by the very thing that should bring us together – parenting the next generation.
We need the connection of others like us, yet we feel different. Working parents, stay at home parents, step-parents, single parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, we all have one thing in common – wanting to do the best that we can for our children.
We know that today we have more ways than ever to connect:
Facebook, Instagram, Emails and so on but yet so many parents feel incredibly alone in their parenting . Often parents feel like they should have all the answers, that they are being judged if they ask for help, that somehow they are less of a parent if they need some support.
There are plenty of places to get help, magazines, books, good old google – But it’s often having someone to talk to that makes a difference, someone saying you are doing a good job and you are not the only one going through this, it’s a normal part of their development.