Stop Blaming Your Children for Your Shortcomings

“Just you wait until you have kids of your own,” my aunt chided softly, but ever-so-surely, “You will lose this ammunition you have for all your little side-projects.”

One thing which is true about this story is how much parents blame their children for their own shortfallings.

When an individual, who happens to have children, does not accomplish something they really want or talk about non-stop, why are the children to blame?

Let’s hear the arguments:

What I am saying is don’t use your children as the crutch you cling to as to why you are stagnant in life.

Own your narrative and understand that children are not an anchor to said narrative. Sure, they might slow down the ride a bit, but blaming them for the halting of any progress? I am calling bullshit on that.

I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others: amanlitt.ca

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