When your first child is born, you have a wonderful vision of what it is like to be a parent. Soon after, reality sets in and lack of sleep, endless laundry and second guessing yourself on whether Dr. Spock is the true parenting authority begins. Mom made it look easy, and you may have a new appreciation for her once you become a parent.
Whether your child is a newborn, toddler, or teenager, you will face different challenges in parenting at different times. Even actress Felicity Huffman admits at times she hated being a mother and she started a hilarious parenting website called whattheflicka.com that offers parents a chance to vent and now has more than 80 contributors.
Talking to a professional that can offer a new perspective or support when needed is essential and can give you new ideas on how to handle the many challenges of parenting. Too soon your child will be grown and you will be so proud of the wonderful human they have become and maybe missing those hectic days.