Thursday, March 13, 2014

Reflection series- You are a good parent

I want to take some time and reflect on this. I really do believe that we are all doing the best we can with what we have. I also, whole heartily, believe that our past experiences make us a better person and parent. In my case I got a job at a group home for the mentally handicapped, that I never thought I would get because I had no training, and never really wanted. The thought of wiping grown-ups butts kind of grossed me out, but I needed a job. At the time it was just a job. Working with all women co-workers proved to be a challenge too. But the experiences that I had there had taught me a lot and helped me grow. That job got me ready for the next chapter in my life. Being a mom to a special needs kid. Although I wanted to leave that job sooner then I did, and at times, I hated it, I wouldn't change a thing. I am so grateful.

Have you felt the judgmental stares? Have you been told that you are doing it wrong? Have you heard these things so much that you are starting to believe it? Do you think you are a "bad" parent? I hope not, but if you do, I hope this helps change your mind. Hang in there. You are doing great.