3 Common Things Parents Stress About

3 Common Things Parents Stress About  by North Carolina Mommy Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

When it comes to being a parent there is a lot of pressure to make sure that you can provide the best possible life for your children.  Carrying the responsibility of being the caretaker of people other than yourself is something that puts a lot of pressure on you as a person. 

Beyond worrying about your children’s safety you make also worry about their well-being and future.  Parents’ jobs are to ensure the best possible future for their kids which can be a lot to think about.  Here are some of the most common stresses as parents, and what can be done to minimize these stresses.

How They’ll Pay For Their Kids College

A good parent keeps a watchful eye on their kid’s education and makes sure that they know what the progress is on their education.  It’s crucial to keep a watchful eye on whether they are studying regularly, doing their homework, and how well they are keeping up with the rest of the class.  Beyond these immediate concerns, there is also the concern with the distant future and how they will be able to ensure that their children go to college later on.

Without a college education career options are much slimmer and salaries considerably lower.  Try to start putting money away as soon as possible for your children’s schooling.  You can start a college fund even before they are born so that interest will accumulate over their entire lives.  While you may not have enough to be able to pay for their entire education, you can at least give them a decent amount to help them pay off their loans.  When they take out a student loan this will, in fact, help them learn about loans and finances and increase their knowledge for the future.

Neverending Messes

Kids are like little tornadoes leaving messes all over with minimal effort.  All it takes is one moment of madness to turn an entire living room into what looks like a war zone. 

Parents can try as hard as they like to keep messes to a minimum, however, when it comes down to it, sometimes you just have to accept that this is part of your role as a parent.  Kids are messy creatures, and the younger they are the harder it is to minimize clean up.  Therefore, rather than stressing about your messy home constantly, it’s important to simply accept that this is the way that it is and see it as a chapter of their lives which will eventually end. Kids aren’t kids forever.

Sibling Rivalry

Sometimes parents assume that having two children means that it will simply be double the work as having only one child.  However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.  Having a second child means that you will have an exponentially greater amount of work to do.

When a parent comes to realize this soon after having their second child it can start to feel like you had no idea what you were getting into. It also starts to come to light that two children are prone to fighting.  Sometimes the fighting between siblings can become so stressful that parents can start to wonder how they can possibly get it to end.  It’s important to try to stay patient and realize that sibling rivalry is completely normal and common, and won’t last forever.

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