Words to Live By; Advice for Parents

A friend of mine posted a comment on Facebook saying how he felt like a bit of a failure as a dad after reading about and seeing images of all the fun and interesting things that other people were doing with their children this summer.

A blogger friend, Don Smith of the Personal Growth Channel blog commented with some words to live by;

“Don’t compare your blooper reel to everyone else’s highlight reel that they share on Facebook”.

How wise are those words! I’ll be honest, for every amazing, delicious, and photogenic meal I photograph and share images of, there are probably ten meals (or more!) that simply did not work.

For every moment captured of me with my happily smiling kids, there are endless hours of them screaming at each other about some real or perceived harm inflicted on one or the other.

“Don’t compare your blooper reel to everyone else’s highlight reel.” Words to live by.






One response to “Words to Live By; Advice for Parents”

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    Very good advice. All parents have been there. Sometimes they just need to hear from other parents for reassurance. When you’re up to your a** in alligators it’s hard to remember you came to drain the swamp.