I am currently in a really intense parenting phase.
I mean, let’s be honest, it’s all pretty intense, but some months are just next level. Sometimes this is because I’m struggling with something – health, work, friendships, marriage – and so my parenting prowess dips a little.
Often though it’s because my children are, well, children. They are growing and learning and changing. They are experiencing new things and they are going through developmental milestones or struggling with complex feelings. They are little humans learning about the world and that is often difficult, and their needs are great.
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It has been like this recently.
There has been a shift in my eight-year-old as he moves towards the tween years, but simultaneously has some regressions and needs to be ‘babied’ when all that change gets too much for him.
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