10 Most Challenging Things About Being a Parent Today

What is the most challenging thing about being a parent? Ha! Where do I even begin? While taking my daily scroll, I came across this question, and the answers are relatable.

So here are the top-voted responses, so you know you're not alone. 

The Tantrums

“The hardest for me has been the absolute unrelenting unreasonable tantrums. The screaming sometimes grates on your nervous system, and you don't always know when you're about to cross your threshold and snap,” one parent confessed.

Sleep Deprivation

Many people agreed with sleep deprivation. One stated, “The first half year or so was the hardest. Because of the lack of sleep.”

You're Always Wrong

“For me, it's a fact in today's society, one way or another, you are always wrong,” shared one. “You are a bad mom if you take the weekend to be kid-free. And if you bottle feed, you are a terrible mom.”

Lack of Control

“The hardest part for me has been the total lack of control you have to accept and lean into. Sometimes kids don't nap, sleep, etc., even when you think you can take a shower. Sometimes that can't happen. And even more significant is kids can be sick or need more care than expected."

Watching Them Fall and Fail

“You know they are capable and need to learn these skills firsthand. I wish I could take it all for them, but I know that will only hinder them.”

Being On Duty All the Time

“The hardest part is being on duty all the time. I'm a stay-at-home mom and have a 24/7 job: every meal, every activity, every outing. That's all me."

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