If you actually wrote up a job description to describe all you do as a parent the number of responsibilities listed would make your head spin. You probably wouldn’t even be able to remember all the roles you play and events/people/things you manage everyday.
Most of what you do as a parent quickly becomes second nature—the first diaper you changed was by far the hardest and a few months later you could do it in your sleep with no lights on. And when a new need arises, you get it done without question because you want to give your kids the very best.
That’s a great goal, but let’s take a minute to reflect on the fact that you are a human being trying to play the role of a superhero. If you’re lucky, you have a trusted sidekick to lean on, but even sidekicks have their own agenda sometimes and they may even get in the way of your parenting routine when they show up!
So, is there a way to cut corners without sacrificing the greater good of your children?
Absolutely! Better yet, there are things you can do to make your parenting life easier while helping your kids learn valuable life lessons. Here are five of them that are easy enough to try today:
Give away a chore that you can’t stand doing.
Create a space that’s all yours.
Drop one thing from your parenting routine.
Give your child an alarm clock.
Say NO Sometimes.
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