"The Myth of Joyful Parenthood: The Ultimate Cognitive Dissonance?"

Worthy reading by one Wray Herbert HERE.

Here's an excerpt:

"Raising children is hard, and any parent who says differently is lying. Parenting is emotionally and intellectually draining, and it often requires professional sacrifice and serious financial hardship. Kids are needy and demanding from the moment of their birth to... well, forever. Don't get me wrong. I love my children dearly, and can't imagine my life without them. But let's face the facts: Study after study has shown that parents, compared to adults without kids, experience lower emotional well-being -- fewer positive feelings and more negative ones -- and have unhappier marriages and suffer more from depression."

This needs to be explored and talked about people. Let's talk!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Parenting is not for everyone and I applaud those who have the wisdom to know it's not for them and act from their truth. Too many people have children for the wrong reasons and that is what causes most (if not all) of the pain and suffering in the world today.
However, I do believe that those individuals that have done the self-work and are clear about there healthy desires to be a parent, can experience great joy, wisdom and learn more deeply about themselves on the journey. It may not be without a "cost" but for some of us, it's a bargain.


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