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Parenting begins as soon as you first find out you are pregnant and continues throughout your entire life. Who you are and how you are as a parent changes over time based on life experiences and circumstances.
We all assume we know how to parent because we have the experience of how we were parented. You may want to emulate how your parents raised you or vow not to make the same mistakes and instead, try to do the exact opposite. But, it’s much harder than it seems. Even with the best intentions and efforts, you may find yourself repeating the same negative patterns you were raised with and handing down the same unspoken messages you received. No matter how young or old your kids are, you may feel unsure of how best to help. Children change and grow faster than we can keep up with them. At first, it’s hard to accept their level of need and dependence. Then, you may feel rejected by their striving for independence. And it can be extremely confusing as you move between these contrasting experiences.