We think we know everything about parenting but there are a few things that you find out only when you become a parent yourself. So, if you are about to become one or want to know more about parenting, here are some of the most interesting facts you will ever hear.
- Easy to Learn but Difficult to Master
Parenting is one game that might not be difficult to learn as the rules are pretty simple; however, it takes years of experience to master it. Just when you think that you know all about parenting, you come across a completely new challenge. Every kid is different and you will have to spend a lot of time observing their behaviors to really become a master parent.
- Genes Are Probably the Biggest Gift to Children
One thing you discover about your kids is that they get your genes. This is actually very helpful because if you are good at something and your kids get the same genes, it is easier for you to determine which direction their lives should go. For example, if you are good at public speaking and you see the same in your kid, you would know what he or she needs to do to earn a living.
- You Can Become Ignorant About Yourself
One thing that happens to almost every parent, especially during the early stages of parenting, is they become a little ignorant. Normally, all they do is look after their kid and their own comfort and health is completely ignored.
- Priorities Change
When you are single you shop for clothes, accessories and mostly looking after yourself. However, when you become a parent your priorities will change completely. Parenting is not about what you want; it is all about what your kids want.
- Kids are Extremely Affected by Your Behavior
One of the most interesting facts about parenting is realizing how much influence you have on your kids’ life. When an argument breaks out between the couple, it can completely putt off a child and cause depression. Kids are highly affected by your behaviour, unlike your siblings or friends.
- Teenage is the Most Difficult Time
Most of the people who aren’t married yet believe that the first year of a kid’s life is probably the most difficult time in parenting, but as kids grow up you will realize that the teenage is by far the most difficult time, not only for parents, but also for the kids themselves. Parents really have to dig in to keep their kids happy, while kids are baffled because they cannot figure out where they stand in life.
- You Will Have to be Harsh Sometimes
A lot people believe that they can never be harsh to their kids, but years of parenting will tell you that kids can get out of line sometime and it is ok to be harsh sometimes.