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10 Lies I Tell Myself to Cope With Parenting Kids

By Devan McGuinness |

Before I embarked on this whole parenting adventure I knew that it wasn’t going to be totally easy. I have always heard it is the most difficult yet most rewarding job in the world. Raising kids into becoming adjusted, happy and healthy adults.

It is hard and with motherhoood there can be little feedback – well, positive feedback.  Although I do my best to teach my kids not to lie, sometimes I have to lie to myself to keep me going.

Click through for 10 lies I tell myself to help cope and please, tell me I’m not alone (even if you have to lie):


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10 Lies We Tell Ourselves to Cope With Parenting Kids

They Wont Remember ...

"... that time I yelled."
"... that I said NO again".
Truth is I have no idea if they will remember. Most of the time I hope they forget.

:: What lies do you tell yourself to cope?  ::

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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle blog Accustomed Chaos. 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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5 thoughts on “10 Lies I Tell Myself to Cope With Parenting Kids

  1. Bonnie says:

    I tell myself some/all of those lies on daily basis! Sleeping is a little less of a battle now than it was a few months ago, but I constantly find myself thinking “it will get better when”, “they won’t remember (I hope)”, they (S especially) will eat someday)… it goes on and on. Love this post Devan!

  2. cheyanne says:

    It will get better when…that can’t be a lie or we are all in trouble.

  3. becky says:

    oh thank God, I am not alone here!! Thank you! I tell myself these, and more, on a daily basis.

  4. Alicia says:

    I think any parent who says they haven’t thought at least one of these is lying!

  5. I was looking for this thanks for the share.

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