Parenting. Ha!

Whoever said parenting was impossible was probably running out of coffee . . . but rather wise. Forget about not raising axe murderers, or Kardashian Twitter followers, just keeping up with all the parenting trends is harder than remembering who isn’t a 2016 Republican presidential candidate.

Back in the day, parents had to remember three things:

  1. place children in the car, not on the roof;
  2. toasters don’t make good bath toys; and
  3. feed and water children periodically to avoid shrivelling.

Today? No spanking and no yelling (because that, too, is emotionally damaging), but no passive pansy-pants parenting either. Don’t say “no,” but don’t not say “no.” Hover parenting is out; free-range is in . . . until your neighbor-narc catches your kids walking and calls the cops. Build their self-esteem, but not too soon or suffer under the tyranny of empowered toddlers. Feed them all vegetables and quinoa — no, purely pork and peanuts — wait, I think they’re bringing gluten back. . . .

Why Parenting Kids Is Impossible | BuzzFeed

As much as kids drive us crazy, their craziness keeps us sane. As for all of the parenting information floating out there, it can be overwhelming, but if we let the nonsense entertain us and the good stuff nourish us, it works! And laughing, especially at our own parenting efforts, keeps us on the right side of our kids’ crazy!

Thank you for sharing and being tuned in parents!

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-Elle C.

video source: YouTube – BuzzFeed

About Elle C. Mayberry

Elle C. Mayberry is a mom and author, who just released a new children's book with her young daughter. With a passion for parenting and degrees in psychology and "make it workology," she created Tuned In Parents (TiP).

4 comments on “Parenting. Ha!

  1. I love this post. It’s so true that sometimes you need to laugh at yourself. I know for me, it’s the only way I stay sane on the worst days. Granted sometimes that laughter turns into tears (because…hormones) it helps to laugh it off. Thanks for linking up at #MommyMeetUpMondays!

    • Pregnancy hormones do jumble up the laughter and tears, don’t they! Maybe nature’s way of getting us through it while having her own laughs, lol. Can’t wait to read all about your new bundle of joy, Jules! 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh that video was adorable! You are so right, it is so confusing trying to figure out what’s “right” and “wrong” in the parenting world with so many labels and opinions out there!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

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