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10 Experiences I Hope to Avoid as a Parent

By Devan McGuinness |

10 Experiences I Hope to Avoid as a ParentThere are a lot of experiences I hope to have as a parent when it comes to the life that I have with my kids and our experience of growing together as a family.

I want to go on fun day trips to see things that they’ve never seen before, I want to watch my kids make friends and have their first crush. I want to watch them find their place in the world and feel the love and support of their family as they venture out on their own.

However, parenting is not always fun and roses and there are some experiences I really hope to avoid. Some are out of my control, which never feels good as a personally-defined “control freak.” Other situations, I am going to do my best to ensure that we don’t come across them.

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Experiences I Hope I Don't Have as a Parent

Explaining Divorce

I am hoping so much that I won't ever need to explain divorce to my kids or have it impact them personally. I take my marriage seriously and hope we can keep it strong for a lifetime.
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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle website byDevan. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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