If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that parenting is no walk in the woods. We have as many good days as we have bad ones and trust me, we all feel equally shitty about them. Personally, I always feel like I’m not doing enough. Either I’m not spending enough time with them, not doing enough to help them out with homework or simply not giving them all of the attention that they deserve. Luckily my kids don’t feel the same way but for me, I always feel like I could do better.
What’s more, I wish I didn’t lose my temper as often as I do. No one said parenting would be easy, but they sure as heck didn’t tell me it was going to be THIS tough either. All in all, I’m sure that I’m a good mom, even when I don’t feel like it. But not everyone feels the same way. That’s why so many people use the anonymous social media app Whisper to post their deepest (and sometimes darkest) parenting confessions. You’d be surprised at what some people have to say.
Here are 6 confessions from parents who feel that they shouldn’t be raising their kids
1. Screentime Struggle
When you have two people who aren’t on the same page, it’s frustrating. Both parents have to always agree on what’s permitted and what’s not permitted when it comes to their children, and especially with screen time rules.
If you feel like you are suffering from depression, don’t hesitate to ask someone from help. And if that person reacts the same way this mom did, look elsewhere. Depression hotlines can help you better understand the treatments and services available so you can take the next steps and better understand what you are experiencing. Don’t wait. Talking to someone can help you gain some clarity and feel more optimistic about your future.
3. Step Mom vs. Biological Mom
If you know deep in your heart that you are doing a good job, don’t let anyone stand in your way, even if that person happens to be a child’s biological parent. The only thing that matters at the end of the day is that you’re giving that child all of the love, attention and safety that he or she rightly deserves.