Mums and dads have temper tantrums too
Being a parent is the toughest job there is
By Livia Gamble
February 13 2019
Kids aren’t the only ones to lose it from time to time: Mum and Dads have temper tantrums too.
A recent post, written by January Harshe and shared on the Birth Without Fear Facebook page, reminds parents that it’s okay to have a meltdown, “you're still a good parent and human, and there's always a silver lining.”
"There are times in parenthood when you will simply lose fall apart,” she writes. “I'm completely serious. If you haven't yet, it is coming. If you have, then you know what I'm talking about.”
While it’s completely normal, "losing it" makes everyone around you sad, but as Harshe points out, there is an up side.
"Sadness is part of life though, darling. We can't be happy 24/7. We need to learn and have growth,” she said.
"Shedding all that frustration, hurt, anger, etc. can help you get to the core of the issue. It gives you clarity to see things from a different perspective and to build the pieces back up to be better than before.”
Being a parent is the toughest job there is.
"Figure out what works for your family even if it seems completely unconventional. And be willing to leave some wiggle room for adjustments and change," writes Harshe.
"Dads and Mums, you are allowed temper tantrums too and your family will love you unconditionally through them just like you love and support them unconditionally."