Parenting is Never Done

Shelly Casey By Shelly Casey, 25th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Family>Kids

Parents think as their children get older they will have less to worry about. The worries just change and sometimes get bigger.

In the Beginning

I remember when my first son was born. It seemed like all of our time was taken up taking care of him. As our family grew and we had two more boys it seemed like there was always something that needed done, feedings, diapers, doctors appointments. Small children always had to watched to make sure they weren't putting things in their mouth, falling down steps, going outside on their own. As parents we were always busy.

The Middle Years

Things were easier as my boys got to the point where they could dress and feed themselves. Then they started school and their was a break that gave me the opportunity to go to school. Of course we had to help with homework and take them to the occasional bithday party. Although we didn't know it this was the least stressful of the stages of growing up.

The Teenage Years

Once my boys became teenagers chaos reigned again. They were constantly on the go friends, sports, school functions. At first we had to drive them everywhere. Then they started to drive which was worse because we had a new worry to add to the plate. When my oldest started college I thought I could breath a sigh of relief. But I was wrong now I wondered where he was and what he was doing at all times. Now he is old enough to decide to go to a concert out of town with several friends and stay over night. The worrying never ends. I don't know what to look forward to when he finishes college and goes out on his own but I am sure worrying will be a part of it.

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Parenting, Parenting Teens, Teenagers

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author avatar Shelly Casey
I am a mom and wife who loves to write and I always have. When getting my undergraduate degree I found out that not only enjoy writing but I do it fairly well. I continue to find ways to work on my writing and maybe someday I'll even write a book!

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