It seems like when you become a parent, there is some worry and panic that just comes with the territory. Even when you are pregnant, there is much concern about your baby’s health and wellbeing. This doesn’t go away, even when you are holding them in your arms. Are our children in actual danger or is worrying just part and parcel of being a parent?
Whatever the answer is to that, there are things that we can work on. We can make sure that we aren’t worrying as much. There will always be a tiny bit of worry, but there is no need for us to be suffering from extreme worry. If we don’t deal with the worry now, it will only get worse as they children get older. More freedom means more worry for them, right?
We can worry that our children won’t reach their intellectual potential and won’t land their dream job. It can be a lifelong worry for us. We live in uncertain economic times so you never know what will happen. What we can do is to make sure that we train our children to be thrifty. We can train the, to work hard and teach them the value of hard work. Then, whatever circumstances they face, they will be able to work to the best of their ability. If we hand everything to them on a plate, it will be harder for them to make it on their own.
We may fear that someone will hurt or child or take them from us. This can seem like such a real fear as we hear about these kinds of things in the news quite often. We need to make sure that we do all we can to keep them safe. If you ever think ‘should I just leave them for a few minutes’, then you probably shouldn’t. It is also a good idea to install some security at home like the home security from ADT. Then you can have peace of mind that when you are all sleeping, that they will be safe. It is important to build up a good relationship with your children too. If they can talk to you, they will share if there is someone new in their life or if there is someone that is getting a little too close.
We may worry that our children might be in an accident and hurt themselves. The reality is that this will happen at some point. We just don’t want it to be anything extreme that can cause long term damage. So we need to make sure that we take all the safety precautions that we should. Making sure we use the right car seat for our child’s age, as well as road and bike safety, is so important. If you drive sensibly, it will teach them that that is how you behave in a car. We can only hope that they will take that on when they learn to drive as a teenager.