If you could share one thing with a new parents, as an experienced one, what would it be?
Definitely make sure to get some time off once in awhile. Don't get burned out. Also don't jump everytime your baby cries, sometimes they need to a little.
Yes, time off can become a real luxury, but its important to make it happen from time to time.
Don't compare a child to another when they are small; wait until they're in their 30s and determine what kind of human being they became.
Jonbonjovious, I love your insights! I'm hyper aware of this, but it is amazing how often adults do this.
The best parenting advice I can give is to not worry about the dishes, or to-do lists, etc. The time is gone in a flash, and you'll have wanted to take every second possible in!
To take it all in and that no matter what, if they are going through a rough patch it will pass and to try to enjoy it as much as they can. I would also tell them to trust their instincts and themselves and not to be afraid or proud to accept help.
Wonderful advice! I always encourage parents to follow their instincts.
My advice is to really take in those moments - their little voices, the way they smell after the bath, how they look when they sleep. As a monther of two high schoolers I sometimes ache for those simpler days.
Yes, it may sound cliche, but they do grow very quickly. I wouldn't mind another one!