*DISCLAIMER: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions are my own.
This time of the year is very special because it honors all the moms and dads through the celebration of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Although parents make many sacrifices for their children throughout the year with absolutely no expectation of recognition, it’s really important to highlight what a wonderful job they are doing raising their kids. After all, who doesn’t like to hear that they are doing a good job, especially when that job is as monumental as being responsible for another human being?
I have to be completely honest, I don’t always feel like I am doing the best job possible at raising my boys. Although their father and I do everything possible to ensure that they are always safe and cared for, life events that are sometimes outside of our control have a way of making us second-guess ourselves as parents. A perfect example of that is when my nine year-old has epileptic seizures, the mother in me wants to take it all away and make it better right away but I have no control over that.
Other parents also experience parental doubt like we have. It’s natural to wonder if you are always making the right decision or choosing the right path for your children, especially when they are young. That is why I want to take this opportunity to tell my siblings, and the rest of the parents that I know, that they are doing great jobs as parents. Even during those times when they have been faced with adversity like their children’s health problems or even financial difficulties, they have always been great parents. Parenting can sometimes be a thankless job but they have always remained steadfast in their love and support of their kids.
I’m sure many of you also feel sometimes like you are not doing a good job as a parent. My job is to tell you that you that nothing could be further from the truth. These days, the demands and pressures of everyday life are immense. Keeping up with a career, a home and everything else that goes on in life can leave parents feeling imperfect – like they can’t be the mom or dad they want to be. But the truth is, most parents are doing much better than they think.
A new video from Minute Maid shows how parents really are “Doin’ Good.” Check out this new video from my friends at Minute Maid. Make sure you share it with your friends and family to remind them that they, too, are doing a great job as a parent!
Let’s Discuss: Do you know someone who is doing a better job as a parent than he or she might think?
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Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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