They say it is the most important job in the world. But being a parent is not a job (though there are times when it can feel like a never ending set of tasks). Being a parent means having many different roles. And knowing which one is required when. And seamlessly slipping between them all. This is what being a parent means to me….
Carer. Being a parent is being a carer, meeting needs and providing love and protection.
Coach. Being a parent is being a coach, a guide and advisor who helps them find the right path for themselves.
Fan. Being a parent is being their biggest fan, no matter that their skills might still need a bit of work.
Playmate. Being a parent is being a playmate who gets down to their level and has silly riotous fun. Not like a grown up at all.
Friend. Being a parent is being a friend to be trusted.
Rock. Being a parent is being their rock and their safehouse no matter what.
Hero. Being a parent is being their hero and their inspiration.
What does being a parent mean to you?
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