When you (or your partner) are first expecting, there are all kind of things you think parenting will be. Some of those things are true, but many of them are not. They’re parenting myths.
The myths you believe about parenting can be destructive and can actually make it much harder to adjust to life as a parent. Even if you’re already a parent, some of these myths could be affecting you and your family.
This week we’re talking about the eight most destructive myths parents believe, and how to adjust your mindset.
An adorable little baby will bring us closer together as a couple
Mom and Dad will share equally in primary and secondary childcare as well as housework
My child will respond right away to calm and reasonable logic
Parenting will come naturally. I will immediately bond with my child, and the kids will be fun and cute
Siblings’ love for each other will match parental love
Mutual anger in a family is bad, it’s a sign that something is wrong
My freedom to move about the country will be the same (Hidden Myth)
I will never feel sad or depressed about having children