I was once asked for parenting advice from a guy who’s wife was almost due. First I thought that was nuts, hadn’t he had enough unsolicited advice about being a parent?! It was because of this thought that I gave him pretty lame advice.
I told him “it isn’t as hard as you think it is going to be”. Well of course it is hard, but what I meant was if you just accept the fact that you are now responsible for another human being for the rest of your life it takes some of the pressure off. Also helps to stop the complaining about having a kid so much. You wanted it, or at least you can’t be that surprised that having sex actually makes other human beings. Side note, also helps you to look kind to those people who struggle to have children.
Now my advice is this. Parents, make sure you still take care of each other and yourselves, especially if you are a single parent. When you are happy, feel loved, important and cared for; It really does make it easier to care for someone else. For example small children that need to feel loved, safe and seen.
That, and put in a dimmer switch in your bathroom.
What self love are you going to give yourself today?