Parenting Responsibilities: 10 Things You Are (and Aren't) Responsible for as a Parent. Shine from YAHOO!
These days, we're bombarded with mixed messages about how to parent "the right way." It's easy to buy into advice from the media, relatives, and other parents and start to worry that we're doing something wrong. Part of the reason this is happening is because adults, just like kids, are over-stimulated. We're more wired and connected, which means we're receiving more outside input than ever before.
What you are not responsible for:
Making sure your kids are always happy.
Getting the approval of others.
Controlling your children.
Your children are not puppets and you are not a puppeteer.
What you are responsible for:
Making tough decisions that are not popular ones.
Teaching your child to function independently.
Holding them accountable.
Do your best.
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