What Being A Parent Really Means & What It Involves
If anyone thinks that being a parent is easy then they clearly have not had any children of their own. Being a parent is so much more than doing the practical stuff such as changing nappies, feeding and bathing. Oh no there is a lot more to it than that.
Being a parent means that you are responsible for raising a human being for the next 18 years. For some the beginning part might not seem so bad, but those cute little babies that women bring into the world soon grow to form opinions of their own and they don't half let you know it. Especially in their teenage years.
As their parent you have to ensure not only their physical health, but also their emotional and mental health as well. Just one wrong thing said and you can scare them for life, so its important that you think careful and what you say to your child and how you say it. Some parents can actually forget that their tiny three year old has feelings.
Another big and important aspect of parenting is their social life and until they are old enough to arrange it for themselves that is something you are responsible for. Which can not only be time consuming , but costly too. Okay when they are babies and toddlers its not so bad. Most playgroups are free and the rest are very cheap and usually last no more than an hour. But soon they are attending birthday parties and demanding trips to the cinema and pocket money.
Finally there is guiding them through life and making sure they stay on the right way. Its every parent's worst fear that one day their child might go off the rails. You just have to do your best as a parent and pray that it will be enough.
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