As I approach that time again (yes giving birth), it has led me to reflect on some of the advice that is usually offered as people become parents for the first time. It has been 11 years since I first embarked on parenthood and the advice has been many and varied. Now that I am about to have my 5th little boy, not surprisingly, people are not inundating me with their baby advice and words of wisdom. And yes I concur that I feel confident in knowing what to do with a baby, how to feed, settle, soothe, how to deal with nappy rash, cradle cap, bathing and introducing solids. What I think we all need reminding of however, be they your 1st or 6th baby, is to seek out advice when you need it and take the support when it is offered, but most of all trust in yourself and your instincts to help you make confident decisions about what is best for you, your baby and your family. Below I have posted some of my favourite quotes that I have found whilst browsing the internet (yes getting hooked on Pinterest)…and these quotes I will continue to try and live by to ensure that I maintain balance, perspective and a good deal of happiness over the weeks, months and years to follow.
And when all else fails……..
So whilst I have been known to offer a lot of specific advice myself on ensuring a happy and thriving family, I am hoping words such as these continue to cover most issues and keep things in perspective!
What has been some of the best or worst parenting advice you recieved as you embarked on he journey of parenthood?