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Being a Mam is the best thing that has ever happened to me, I would not change it for the world
Being a Parent
Member Name: birdy22
Being a Parent
Advantages: The best feeling in the world
Disadvantages: Seeing them in pain breaks your heart
Noone can tell you how to be a parent and I do not believe there is a right and wrong way of doing things (obviously neglect and violence towards them is wrong).
Noone can prepare you for what is in store for you when you become a parent. The second you hold that baby in your arms for the first time it is the best feeling in the world and you just want to love and protect them for the rest of their lives.
There are a few things that I believe about being a parent that I would like to share with you
1) NEVER smack your child. How can you tell your child off for smacking when you do it? Imagine how scared they must be, they are so very small and you are big. It would be like you getting smacked off a giant. There are other ways to disipline your child other than smacking and shouting at them.
2) Show them lots of love. I make sure that my son has a kiss and cuddle before he goes to bed everyday and we tell each other how much we love each other. We also do the same before he goes out to a friends, school or to his grandmas.
Life will be full of ups and down. You will have the first time they walk, talk, smile etc. The first time they fall over and cut their leg. When they are poorly and you wish it was you instead of them. You will then feel the proudest parent in the world the first time you go to see them in a school play or the first time you go to parents evening and the teachers tell you how good they are.
My son has had three operations in his short life and everytime it breaks my heart to see him go through it.
I have never had a bad report from the school and everytime I leave the parents evening I have a lump in my throat off the pride I feel.
Being a parent is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I would not change it for the world. My son was not planned but I hate the word accident, he was not an accident.
It is not just Mam's that are important. Dad's have the same right to their children as Mam's. I know if I was kept away from my son it would break my heart and I do not think that women have the right to play god with their childs feelings. Let the child decide when they are older if they want to see their father, if you don't they could end up hating you for keeping them away
Summary: You will never have experienced a feeling like it