I've been a parent for nearly six years and love it 99.9% of the time. But there's that 0.1% of the time which makes solving world peace seem easy; I think every parent knows what I mean.
Well today I'm talking about those times, the times when I'm left with a series of questions including:
How do you punish a child who deems not to care about every punishment you choose?
How do you cope with full blown tantrums in public without looking either unreasonable or irresponsible?
How do you not want to run away to darkest peru when you get a vision of the teenage years to come?
How do you stay on the same page as parents when you're being played against each other? Especially when you're backgrounds were so different.
How do you not back down from being cross when you see that terror of child in front of you being gorgeous? I reckon it must be an evolutionary development to make children adorable, so they make it to adulthood.
How do you know you're making the right decisions? You know; strictest enough to make them caring, decent members of society; yet free enough to help them learn by themselves.
I'm starting to think I might never find the answers; in fact it'd be a relief to know there are no answers. But if anyone out there does know any answers then please let me know.