Does the worry of parenting ever subside?

Filed under: Just For Moms, Toddlers Preschoolers, Work Life, Development/Milestones: Babies

One of the most important pieces of advice I heard before having my son was to prepare myself for the worry. I remember sitting with a huge pregnant belly at my cousin's home while he told me, "parenthood is a constant state of complete joy and utter terror." It's so true. The minute Wito entered the world, my husband and I became completely responsible for his successes and challenges as a child, and my primal instinct was to make his life as happy and healthy as I possibly could.

Conversely, parenting has made me a calmer, less frenetic person in general. Parenting suits me. I enjoy the day-to-day interaction, and repeatedly surprise myself with my composed outlook. However, when it comes to certain aspects of my son's life, I can't keep the worry from making a boisterous, unwanted appearance. As much as I want to keep that composed outlook, I can't help but want to crawl under the covers and cry at times.

Is this just something that new parents go through, or will it always be like this? Someone toughen this girl up!

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.