This week I attended a CPR recertification course required to keep my coaching credentials in good standing. I’m also required over the years to keep up with my continuing education credits to ensure that I’m up to date on the latest information affecting my job.
But where’s my education for my most important job, the one as a mom? I gave birth and the hospital staff actually trusted us to bring this brand new baby home and properly care for it. What are they thinking?? No one taught me how to do this! I didn’t grow up around small children and babysat sporadically, never for an infant. How did this happen?
The truth is you find your way. You do your best to trust your instincts, make the choices that are best for you and your family, and hope you don’t screw it up too much along the way. And now, with the availability and abundance of information the internet, online communities for mothers and slews of books written on every topic imaginable, there are places to turn to for answers. Still, the best support can come from , and always has, from each other and the women who have done this motherhood thing before us. Everything is a lesson, even if we’re learning from others how we don’t want to parent.
As moms, we work hard to give our best to our children. Hopefully, we learn fast enough to get ahead, without getting schooled by our favorite, lovable mini-teachers.