The Perfect Parent
Before I had kids, I thought I knew all there was to know about childrearing and believed that when I had kids one day, they would behave as well as I believed I had when I was younger.
Now that I am a parent, I am learning that I in fact did NOT know everything there was to know about parenting. Every day, I learn from my boys and our experiences. I learn that each child is an individual and requires different ways of parenting, discipline, and showing love. I strive to raise the young men of the future – men who open doors for women; men who use kind words; men who work hard; men who understand what responsiblity; men who help with household chores; and men who have honor, loyalty, and compassion for those around them.
So, is there such thing as a perfect parent? I believe there is. Now before you unsubscribe from The Mommy-Files based on my response, hear me out. In my mind, the perfect parent is one who strives to be the best he or she can be. A perfect parent is one who is constantly learning new parenting strategies and skills and applying them in real life. A perfect parent is one who never gives up on his or her kids, even when times get tough. A perfect parent is imperfect, just as all other perfect parents are.
I am so thankful to be a parent to my 3 amazing boys. Yes, they have a lot of energy. Yes, they get into things just like other children do. Yes, they bring me more joy and happiness than I ever could imagine. Thank you Brian, Dallen, and Sam. I love you forever and always!