The whole adulting thing can be exciting, but it also comes with a lot of confusion, fear and more.
Work, home, marriage and then parenting, that's an entire book!
The most latter; parenting, is kind of a big deal.
There's the money to think about and being 100% responsible for an entire person.
Before venturing into it, here are a few things to first consider.
It's not the child's responsibility to make life easier for the adult, it's the adult's responsibility to make life easier for the child.
No matter what it is, listen to anything your child would want to tell you.
If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big. You see, to them, all of it has always been big stuff.
It's not okay to punish a child for showing behavior that is entirely due to underdeveloped brain systems.
Children should not be burdened with making you happy, or be blamed for making you sad or angry. They are not responsible for how you feel, you are.
Whatever you do, respond to your children with love. In their worst moments, broken moments, angry moments, selfish moments, lonely moments, frustrated moments, inconvenient moments.
It is in their most unlovable human moments, they need to feel the most loved.
Parenting is far from easy.
They may seem impulsive, push boundaries and assert independence, but they need to, because how else will they test their limits and understand how the world works?
How else are they to become more stronger, more capable?
Before becoming parents, take time to know what parenting could actually mean.