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At one point or another we have all experienced guilt for one reason or another. What we don’t realize is guilt is a normal feeling. Parents want to be perfectionists and give their kids the world. Being a parent is by far one of the most rewarding jobs we can have and the biggest responsibility we can have. We have to remember that we are not alone and that it’s time for us to stop feeling guilty for making simple, everyday mommy mistakes. Here are a few to let go of for 2016:

  1. Not signing up to be class parent: If you are not able to give 100% and if you are already busy with other things it is okay not sign up. Instead you can always contribute to whatever it is that the teacher or class need. It isn’t an obligation.
  1. Giving them the answer to part of their homework: Your child is spending a lot of time and it is closer to bedtime and they need help with getting the answers to their school and you see them struggling. It won’t stop them from learning it will be helpful assistance.
  1. Not having enough time to read a bedtime story: Some days will be more hectic than others and you just need them to go to bed because you need that quiet mommy time. Even if it’s your every night routine, some days things change and it’s not a bad thing.
  1. Falling asleep on your child: There are days that we are up late or early with our kids for many things such as sickness, bad sleeper etc. As a parent life does not stop and you have to work and still fulfill motherly duties. You must realize that as long as you give your best everything will be ok. Purge the guilt and appreciate all the love you give your kids!

Written by: Cynthia L., Staff Writer, Modern Domestic

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