Parenthood is a new experience for every individual, and it is best to embrace it in your own special way! It happens often, that one doubts their ability to be a good parent. Such doubts are natural because the child that has arrived, is the most precious person in your life and you do not want anything to go wrong for her. Far from wrong, you want to do and bring the BEST of everything to your baby!
This desire, can put undue pressure on the parent; this stress is neither good for you nor for your baby. Start believing that you are a good parent, simply be yourself as that is the best for you and your baby! There are experts, neighbors, aunts and uncles around you, telling you “do this, don’t do that!” but it is best to trust you own parental instincts.
For example if popular belief is that you should make your child wear multiple layers even in sultry weather as the baby is a small baby(!) but you feel that the baby is most comfortable in a onesie, then please trust your instinct and let the child be in a onesie!
Give your child the feeling that she belongs to you and you belong to her by raising her the way you feel is right. Research has been conducted on various methods of bringing up children and it has been concluded that instinct-based measures carried out by parents turn out to be the best and most effective.
The most efficient way to develop an insight about trusting your own parenting instincts is to reflect over the kind of person you are today and the kind of parent you’d like to be. Being a parent will become the paramount thing in your journey of self growth and discovery.
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