Yes, babies are cute and being a parent is one of the best jobs on the planet, but I have a news flash that you may find shocking: Your baby is special only to you. Okay and maybe grandparents too. Let me explain.
The other day I ran a guest post on my site from a woman named Linda Vescio, called, “Your Child, Your Choice.. The 5 Things Non-Parents Want Parents To Know.” Linda is a businesswoman who admits she never wanted to be a mother having watched her own mother and the struggles she went through. According to Linda, your kids will never be as special to someone else as they are to you. She prefers playing the roll of fun aunt and feels like she’s missing nothing by being childless.
Believe it or not, I agree with every single thing she said … and I’m a mother! I’d like to think it’s because I was always one of those parents who instinctively understood that what I had done by making and birthing another individual (well two actually) was not unique.
So let me echo Linda and say YES! Here are 5 things parents should realize about non-parents:
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To read Linda’s original list, check out these 5 ways parents need to manage their expectations.
Tell me in the comments: What do you think non-parents should realize about parents and vice versa?
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