As a follow-up to my July 2018 post about my friend Elly Taylor’s US tour, I would like to help spread the word that PARENTING IS HARD.
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That’s right, parenting is NOT necessarily instinctive.
Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Parenting is a journey that is traveled by the new mom who learns as she goes.
And one in which the new father (or partner) learns as he goes.
Or as per Elly’s training mantra and title of her book, it’s a journey to Becoming Us.
And you, parents, need to and should take as much help as you can get along the way.
There should be no shame with that.
No one says that you need to go it all alone.
The more help you get, the better your parenting experience will be.
And trust Elly and everyone else that is trying to spread this truth and resources to get you that help.
The more we realize this going into parenthood, the less we are blindsided.
The more we are prepared for the twists in the parenting journey that life throws our way.
For 1 out of 7 new moms, postpartum depression (PPD) is one of the twists that they will come across on their journey.
Minimizing surprises leads to a better parenting experience and less risk of PPD.
We should want this for everyone, no?
So, please help spread the word.
PARENTING IS HARD.
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Check out Elly’s brand new video.
It is a very important video for all expectant and new mothers and their partners.
I just adore listening to her lovely Australian accent.
Stay tuned to a follow-up post in the coming days on the many pervasive myths surrounding motherhood and parenting.