Child-Friendly Parenting

The Wonderful Privilege of Parenting

It is truly wonderful.  All parts of it.  Even the hard parts.  It’s all wonderful.  And equally a privilege.  Remembering the privilege part helps to keep things in perspective.  On the days when “wonderful” is not a word that would come to mind first to describe the general state of things, it becomes easier to re-enter the wonderful-ness of it all if we can retain a high vantage point over everything.  Through the cycles and the patterns and the stages and the phases, we can look forward to the good times that are coming and disregard the unpleasant ones that we may still be going through.