Sometimes, at the end of another day of stay-at-home parenting, I’m left emotionally and mentally exhausted. And it isn’t (always) my super-hyper kids’ fault. The trouble has its origins all within my own head --- over-ruminating, over-scrutinizing and over-worrying about every little parenting decision that has to be taken. My husband always tells me – It’s good to think, but not too much. But somehow I can’t help it.
I have this habit of reading anything and everything I can get my hands on – this brings me to too many different perspectives from too many parenting websites and magazines. And let me tell you, being a homeschooling mom isn’t always a piece of cake; the worst part is knowing that I’m solely responsible for my kids’ future and if anything goes wrong, I’ll have nobody to blame but myself. Should I get my daughter enrolled in piano lessons and art classes? Would my son fare well if he joined a gymnastics glass over the weekends?
The more you think about these things, the more they keep adding up. The list is endless… food choices (Natural or processed? Meats or veggies?), tonics and vitamins (necessary or not?), disciplining (there must be around 20 million articles, blogs and suggestions written on this subject, with about the same number of opinions being added to the same every single day!). So, here’s the solution: When in doubt, do as the mothers and grandmothers did before us. We grew up fine, hale and hearty and so will our kids.