Are you a parent that enjoys being a parent or are you one of those parents that look for every opportunity to find an activity for their child just to give yourself some extra space and time? Perhaps you are a parent that feels a mix of both emotions.
Some parents are so sorry to see summer go by the wayside as they genuinely enjoy spending time with their child – exploring, learning and just being together as a family. These parents tend to feel a sense of loss as they know that the passage of time sails by so quickly that their time is limited.
The parents that are happy to get their kids back to school usually are very busy indeed; however, there are the individuals that can be quite annoying to those that make their child’s world their nucleus. It is very difficult for loving, attentive parents to understand that others don’t feel the same way that they do; feel it is very problematic that those parents are already seeking camps come about January so that they do not have to ‘deal’ with their children once school is out.
So what if one parent feels that they wanted to have a child simply because it was the next step in their relationship or that it would ‘save’ their relationship; for that parent something like the end of summer does not affect them one iota. The additional parent, on the other hand, may feel sad and quite offended by the seeming lack of caring that their spouse is displaying. The difference in opinion can lead to severe issues in the family.
Many couples these days seem to believe that their part of parenting is complete once the child is born; having brought a child into the world is their gift to humanity. Other couples struggle for months or years to conceive and then there may be issues with the pregnancy, so often these couples feel drawn to parenthood and vow to do everything in their power when and if they do have a child of their own. Even then one or both of the parents may feel that they are owed some alone time and look forward to those times that their child is somewhere other than at home.
Parenting can be a very tough thing whether parents are prepared or not. Since another summer has passed, some of the parents will be feeling blue by sending their child back to school while others will feel a sense of relief by having their kid out of the house once again. The issues that arise can be between separate couples that do not agree with the other’s thinking or can be worse when the issues are in one household. These issues need to be worked out so that harmony can reside within a family unit and so each parent or set of parents feels secure about their child growing up in a world of change.