Parenting is a mix of wonder, joy, angst, exhaustion, and the desire to tell others all about it. To be heard. Understood. Maybe that's why so many moms and dads turn to Twitter to describe their everyday highs and lows. It's a place where people listen (if you use the right hashtags, of course). But little do they know, we're interested in these stories as well!
Every month, Bored Panda collects the best parenting tweets, and September 2021 was no exception. From a funny idea for a toddler clothing line to a quick guide on how to keep your home clean, here are the ones that have caught our attention.
As you can tell from some of these pictures, kids can get really creative with their shenanigans. So it's perfectly normal if your little ball of sunshine catches you off guard.
"When parents don't know how to respond, it's really valuable to take some time to give yourself chance to assess the situation rather than reacting in a rush or on impulse," Anna and Luciana, two moms from the UK and creators of the parenting blog In The Playroom, told Bored Panda. "Especially in difficult situations as sometimes spur of the moment rash reactions can make things worse."
Just like each child is unique, so is every parenting problem. There is plenty of advice on raising kids but no definitive guide, and you never really know if something that has worked for another family will apply to yours as well.
"We all make mistakes sometimes, so apologizing to your child and admitting that we don't always get it right, gives them a good example and helps to build trust in the relationship," Anna and Luciana said.
And when everything is said and done, don't forget to tweet about it! "It's definitely important to talk to others in similar situations to get useful advice and to feel less alone," the mom duo added.