Most parents feel that they do not know what they are doing when it comes to parenting children. At the very least, they feel that they could use some improvement and there may be no bigger guilt in the world than parenting guilt.
If you can find a set of parents that feel that they are great parents, you have found an exception.
Parents often feel they do not have enough time for their children. When something goes wrong with our kids, we often feel that it is our fault, even when there is no basis for those thoughts. You may be doing a better job than you think. If you are worried about your parenting skills, you may not have as much to worry about as you may fear.
It may be that parenting children is a lost art because our parents did not think they knew what they were doing either. After you have outgrown your teen years, you look back and appreciate all that they did, no matter how much you resisted, and you hope you can be as good as they were.
At times, our mistakes growing up were not a reflection on our parents. Sometimes, parents were not good, and very inattentive, and that just makes their children want to be better parents. Either way, most people want to do better at parenting a child, they just do not know how.
An overactive and uncooperative child may not be the fault of the parent. There are many disorders that children have today, though many are puzzled as to why today's children have so many issues that were not quite as apparent fifty years ago.
Parenting children that may have issues can be hard. Those that have a diagnosis of ADHD or even bipolar disorder may have felt they were horrible parents no matter how hard they tried, but that is not always the case. These conditions are not the result of parenting children the wrong way, they are just acts of nature.
Some children are bad news because their parents are not paying attention. However, children are going to be who they were born to be. No amount of parenting is going to change that. That does not mean parents have to give up on parenting children the right way.
No matter how hard it is, you have to keep trying. As long as you are trying with an open and true heart, you are doing the best that you can by your children. The difference between good parenting and bad parenting is knowing when you need help and ignoring that there may be a problem.
Some would say that parenting children in a busy world is what makes for problems. This does not have to be the case in your home. While your children need as much of you as they can get, some families have to have two incomes and there is no way around it. However, that does not mean they cannot thrive. Those that love them can make a difference.
If your children can spend time with aunts, uncles, grandparents, and other family members, as well as close family friends that love them, they are going to be just fine even if you have limited time. Family is about love and parenting children can be a group effort that has great results. It may be the only solution in a busy world.