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The biggest challenge of life - parenting?

Somebody once asked me why do I find parenting very challenging. I did not know the answer then. I thought probably I was working and my inability to spend time with kids made me feel that parenting was challenging. Gradually when I dug into websites, books and learned from other parents I realized that it's not the quantity but the quality that matters. I evolved as a parent with my trial and error methods and learned the biggest lesson of not comparing my parenting with others. One size fits all, never works with parenting, and certainly not with siblings.

Yesterday as I was mulling over my years of parenting, I still found parenting a very challenging job. Why? Because the greatest challenge of parenting is to let the child be and not mould them into a mini version of me. Phew! that makes it into a lifetime of learning. And to be a student of life is always challenging. :) 

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