Showboating Parents, Please Give it a Rest – The Good Men Project

As a SAHD, one of the perennial issues to be faced is the arrival of the showboating parent. What do I mean by this? It’s simple really, a mum (or mainly) dad who arrives at the park with something to prove. They probably don’t get to do this type of activity as often as I do (lucky them) and are determined to make a show of how much fun their kid is having. By ‘making a show’ I mean making the other parents aware of just how amazing they are.

I won’t take the iPad off my toddler, it’s a great parenting tool | Metro News

Parents today are, as they always have been, over-stretched, over-tired and over-come with the unceasing desire do the very best for their children.
Of course, in an ideal world, screen time wouldn’t be necessary at all. But please, take a look out your window, turn on your screens and read the news – it’s far from an ideal world.
So, can we all stop with this parent-shaming please?

Dad blogger praises Dec Donnelly for sharing the secret parents never tell you – Mirror Online

Parenting is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, too! Nothing even comes close. I’m serious. Brain surgery, fiddling with Rubik’s Cubes, enduring a minute in Gemma Collins’ presence – I’m sure they’re all a breeze compared to parenting.

How To Nappy-Change A Crawler – The Good Men Project

So it’s happened. You’ve been dreading it for months now and, finally, it’s here!!

HE/SHE (delete as appropriate) is…
CRAWLING!
In a moment, they’ve finally mastered forward propulsion and, with an unremarkable shuffle, your life just changed forever.

‘Thingy’, ‘Whatsit’ & ‘Doodah!’ Parenting has turned my brain to mush!

I used to pride myself on my… on my… on my… you know… my… collection of words… the ones I use.. when I… you know speak. 
I’ve just Googled it. 
I used to pride myself on my vocabulary. 
Seriously I did.