The hardest time to ask for support is when you need it the most. It’s a cruel irony. Every parent has moments or periods of vulnerability and self-doubt. This parenting thing throws even the most confident of us a curve ball every now and then. I know that for me, my ability to mother goes to the very core of how I see myself as a person. Is it during those moments of vulnerability that we are expected to be strong enough to show our weaknesses? The straight answer is YES. Being able to ask for or find support is a crucial skill for a parent, even when it demonstrates your vulnerability and self-perceived shortcomings.
Here are a few reasons why:
The long and the short of it is that getting the support you need to be the best parent possible is smart. Don’t begrudge yourself the relief you will feel by sharing your burden. Take comfort in the fact that you are doing what is best for your child, for yourself and for your family.
-HILARY DOUBLEDAY, WEEKLY SCENE EDITOR
Annette: Parenting Help Hi Hilary, Congratulations on your new Editorial position with Parent Click. Great article and very practical advice. Too often we think we can do it all. Thanks. Annette