You may not feel it is true but you are an expert for your child.
All parents compare parenting skills.
All parents compare childhood milestones.
That chatter is everywhere and often makes us feel guilty.
Whether you are an Australian bush parent, a parent carrying a baby in the rice paddies, or a millennial parent juggling time…non of that really matters. As long as the child is safe, clean, healthy, loved, and thriving; your way is the best way to make that happen. There are as many unique parenting strategies as there are different parents.
You get your expertise in parenting with a crash course on your first child. By the second child you are a pro. Each child comes with a whole new set of ingredients but you do have one thing– you know you can do this.
Choose the course that fits who you are as a parent and live with your way. It may not be the way parents do it in Australia or in China or even next door, but it doesn’t matter as long as your child is loved and thriving.
You are the expert parent, exactly right for your child. Be proud of yourself!