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Whats the hardest thing about being a parent?

ooo its a hard one :)


Asked by kiansmom0423 at 5:00 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • The constant worrying about everything, and second-guessing all sorts of decisions. Looking at the world differently, because suddenly everything hits close to home. Every tragic story about kids on the news, you think of your own children.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:28 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • for me, its knowing i'm completely responsible for another human being, rather than just myself.

    Answer by dullscissors at 5:01 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • You never stop worrying about them (no matter how old they get)

    Answer by Carolannie at 5:02 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Watching them hurt or be sick and not being able to do anything about it.

    Answer by ShelbysHope at 5:11 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Giving them their freedom when it's their time to go...

    Answer by Anna92464 at 5:42 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Guilt and worry... by far the most intense feelings I've ever felt.. besides the love..

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 6:01 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • worryng

    Answer by sportygal560 at 5:09 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Right now, where I am at with my kid's ages, its lack of sleep and down time.

    Answer by gramsmom at 5:12 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • my childrens tantrums and bad attitudes. There are days where my 4 year old will be in time out 10 or more times a day. My youngest 18 months tantrums bad and will throw herself on the floor bang her head on a window door, floor, then cry because it hurts. Its very frustrating. I am alone a lot my husband works long hours and my family lives far away so i have NO HELP or alone time ever. Not having me time also.

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 5:13 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Aside from patients, lack of sleep, and the-like I think it's the freedom. Before kids I could at the drop of a hat go anywhere. I could be up to all hours, sleep to all hours if I wanted to. I had freedom to do anything anytime. I love my kids and I wouldn't trade them for anything, but giving up that complete and total freedom has been very hard.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:16 PM on Oct. 13, 2010