I know you. You feel guilty when you let your little ones play with the tablet so you can get one more thing done or just have a few minutes of quiet. You worry about your kids eating the right food and not the wrong ones. You wonder if their days are too busy, or not busy enough. You struggle to decide what to involve them in and which schools to send them to. You feel like you're never quite doing enough. You ache for your kids when they're sick and wonder if you're doing the right things. Some days you feel like you've got a handle on things and other days you feel like a failure.
You're not alone. And you're not a failure. Here's how I know.
If you struggle at all as a parent, then you're being reflective, intentional, and purposeful. And that says a lot. If your kids have their basic needs met, then they're off to a better start than much of the rest of the world. Do you talk to your child? Do you read to them now and then? Do you love them and provide for them? Then they are well on their way!
I know you, because I am there, too. And I'm doing just fine. And so are you.