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Stress Free Parenting

I appreciate that you thought of clicking on to this post to read about parenting stress free style. I really do. But truth be told, I am not sure how it is done. I am here lamenting how it can be done.

In my BC blog, which is totally devoted to my only son you will learn that I have only one kid, a son. And the blog details whatever I have been through learning to parent him. He's 12 now. I have learnt a couple of things. Mainly the point is as below:


  1. Not all kids are the same.

  2. I cannot expect my off spring to be a genius when his parents are not

  3. Boys will be boys

  4. There is no way I can be sure how he's going to turn out

  5. I cannot force him to do the things he does not want to do.


I read somewhere that its our expectations of our kids that gives us stress on parenting. If we have zero expectations , then the stress will not be that bad. But truth be told, we are Asians. We are from a background in which we are taught to respect and fulfil the demands of our elders. What our parents say we do. No talk back. Ever. You will see the back of your mum's slippers more than once if you ever did get to talk back.


I am not lying. Parenting is hard. I have a lot to learn. I have to learn not to expect. I have to learn that my son is destined for a certain future that only he can crave out for himself. And whatever future he's paving his way for, I am sure it is going to be a great adventure.



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