4 Tips to Being a Parent in Difficult Times

Modern Parenting Tips - Pikalily Parenting Blog

Unfortunately, there are no rule books or how-to videos when you become a parent. It is probably the only job in the world where you work 24 hours a day and don’t get paid for it. Regardless of this, it can also be the most rewarding job in the world. When you meet your little bundle of joy and watch them grow up.

Each cuddle and smile you receive is one you treasure. However, nobody ever said parenting would be a walk in the park. Take a look at the article below for some tips on how to survive parenthood.

One Step At A Time

Parenthood should be taken one step at a time. There is no rush and it is important you don’t rush your children through their childhood either. Enjoy it every step of the way and if you get stuck in a rut there are always professionals and forums that can help you out and give you the advice you are looking for.

One thing you have to remember is that every child is different, no two will develop in the same way or at the same pace. Don’t rush your children to meet their milestones, they will do it in their own time.

Have The Tough Conversations

As a parent, you are bound to find yourself having conversations with your children that you don’t want to have. This could be talking about their behaviour or the birds and the bees.

There will always be difficult conversations to have every step of the way. You may feel like you are constantly telling your children off. If you try and find a nice balance between the positive and the negative then you won’t feel like such a negative Nancy.

Help Them Achieve

When you become a parent you may always have at the back of your mind what your children will become when they are older. They can become whatever they want to become, this could be anything from a teacher to a brain surgeon. All you can do is encourage them and guide them in the right direction.

If they come to you for help and advice then take time for them and give them the reassurance and support they need. If your children need to go to university one day then you may need to help them find private student accommodation.

The Best You Can

Finally, as a parent you can only do the very best you can on the limited supplies of energy you will have. There will of course be hiccups along the way and you may think your children will end up straying off the path.

Don’t focus on the negatives as this will cause an immense sense of parental guilt. You have enough on your plate with looking after your little darling, you don’t want to add stress and guilt into the equation.

Got Something to Add?

We hope you found this article helpful and that it gave you some tips and tricks on how to be the very best parent you can possibly be. If you’ve any other tips or advice of your own, please comment below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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