Why isn’t my child like other kids?
Am I a failure as a mother?
Am I too harsh? Am I too soft?
How can I handle them?
Why didn’t my child potty train before two?
Why is my child a fussy eater and none of the tips I see around work?
Some of you would have asked this question to yourself. You would have researched the parenting guides. You would have diligently followed your social media idol to see how they do it perfectly.
But have you ever asked what makes your child different?
BECAUSE YOUR CHILD IS AN INDIVIDUAL.
Would a top-loading washing machine and front loading washing machine give the same result? Would a Samsung oven and LG oven give the same results?
Then, WHY DO YOU EXPECT YOUR HUMAN CHILD TO BE LIKE ANOTHER CHILD OR CHILDREN AROUND.
You can try to apply the parenting tips and tricks that you see around. But if they don’t work out, it’s not your fault, nor your child’s. It’s because your child is different. You should be happy that your child has an individuality.
You would have wondered how another child remains calm and composed, while your child is unmanageable. Have you ever asked the other child’s mother how she feels about it?
She might be wondering when her child would be active like yours.
ABOVE ALL. THE SOCIAL MEDIA IS A WORLD OF FILTERS. WE ARE ONLY SHOWN THE RAINBOW BUT THE CLOUDS BEHIND ARE OFTEN CONCEALED.
So don’t compare your life with the perfect lives portrayed on social media. It’s just a virtual world. Not the real one.
SO HOW TO BE A PERFECT MOTHER?
ANS: PERFECT MOTHER IS A MYTH, IF NOT A FACADE