Why Your Parents Are Better than You Think…

Today, I’m guest posting over at KC’s blog Some Wise Guy. If you’re unfamiliar with KC’s blog, let me tell you, there is much to enjoy. He writes about faith, parenthood, and culture (among other things) with a fresh, honest, and care-free voice. I’m excited to guest post on his blog today.

I’m sharing a post about parenting…sorta. You see, I’m often really good at judging other parents, assuming that the way I parent is better. In fact, I judged my own parents, that is until I became a parent myself and I realized that maybe they knew more than I had assumed.

Here’s a sneak peek:

“I realized too, after having kids that all of the things I thought my parents did wrong, weren’t necessarily wrong for them. They did the best they could do. They did what knew knew to do for themselves, and for me. Who was I to judge their decisions?

When my husband and I were first married we discussed some of the things our parents did wrong, or rather the things we would do differently for our children. But then, we also spent time talking about all of the things they did right and the ways we hoped to emulate them.”

To read more, including a list of the things my parents did right, head on over to KC’s blog. Please show some comment love too and tell me what your parents did really well. Hope to see you there.

3 thoughts on “Why Your Parents Are Better than You Think…”

  1. Hear, hear! Thank you, Nicole, for acknowledging that parents are better than many of their offspring think.

    I especially appreciated (in the guest post) the honoring of your (for a while) single mom. This is the hardest job in the world, and I have no idea how they do it, but those who do it well deserve great gratitude and praise.

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