Executive Director: The Challenges of Parenting in the World Today

Parenting – Are you ever truly ready?
Just about ten years ago, my wife and I embarked on the wonderful journey known as parenthood. We had all those deep and meaningful conversations that couples have prior to taking on this life-changing milestone. We discussed how we would discipline our children, what activities we would emphasize and encourage them to pursue, and we discussed how we would prepare them for a world that presents new challenges daily. The truth is that there are days I am not sure I am prepared for a world that presents new challenges daily so how am I going to get my children ready. I have already had conversations with my daughter that my parents could have never imagined having with me when I was her age. How much information is too much information? Do I hover too much? Should I hover more? There is no “perfect parent” so stand firm and do not yield to societal pressures of perfection. If you do feel that the rigors of parenting overwhelm you at times, I encourage you to reach out for help. At Family & Community Services of Somerset County, we have licensed, experienced clinicians who will provide professional assistance to you when you need it.  Call us for an appointment (732) 356-1082

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