#102 What’s In It For Me? (The Hardest Job Ever)

#102 What’s In It For Me? (The Hardest Job Ever)

Parenting is hard.

So what do we do with that reality? I’m definitely not going to give you 5 tips to easy parenting.

It’s going to be hard. So what do we do with that emotionally? It’s easy to get angry about it, or bitter or resentful. It’s easy to want to numb on great wines and Netflix. It’s easy to fantasize about escaping the hard and going to a remote tropical island. It’s easy to get discouraged and frustrated. It’s easy to feel trapped and cornered, and swim in the waters of, “it’s just not fair.”

And maybe some of you are thinking I pour out my heart and soul to my teen and what do I get…disrespect.   .

What’s in it for me?

That’s actually a good question. What if there is something in this for you

Is there anything positive or beneficial that can come out of all this?. Can these hard things shape our character and make us a better human? Can these things cause us to grow spiritually and emotionally?

Yes!

No one likes going through hard times, but if you knew that this was making you a better person with a whole new skill set, well, it makes it a lot more tolerable.

I hope this episode encourages you. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train. Good things can come out of the hard. You are not being taken out; you are getting stronger.

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