We all want to be the best parents we can be, and in the early months and years of parenting, we are bombarded by developmental studies, books by experts, and advice from strangers about what is best for our children. The desire to get it right can breed anxiety, fear, and self-doubt.
“It’s not you”
I’ll never forget the quote of a dear friend who enlightened me on the experience of new fathers. He said, “I was prepared to be a father, but I was not prepared to be married to a mother”.