We’re often presented with an image of parenting that is a bit too perfect. Like a Norman Rockwell scene preserved in a snowglobe.

But all too often parents wake up to realize they were cast in a reality show without their permission. The kids cause more problems in 4 minutes than I could get into in 4 years. You wonder if your genetics have spawned an unholy chimera of you and you partner’s worst traits. It gets to a point where you wake up to the sounds of screams. Not the kid’s screams. Yours.

I liked this, about how to support your kids to be more helpful and to consider yours and their emotions. I’m still chuckling at this quote from the intro though! Source: Ancient Traditions Reveal 2 Rituals That Will Make You An Awesome Parent - Barking Up The Wrong Tree