A user asked, what is the worst part of being a parent? Here is what others have to say:

1. Handing Sick Kids

Upset pregnant woman crying, problems, sad, depression woman.
Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“Kids have an incredible ability to get sick during the most inconvenient times. Being sick as an adult is bad. Being sick and having a sick kid takes it to a new level.”


2. Worried About If Something Happens To Them

Image Credits: Deposit Photos.

“​​The worry that something horrible will happen to them. Sickness, kidnapping, getting lost, etc., never goes away. Ever.”

“As my sister said once, every time one of her kids left the house, it felt like she was taking her heart out of her chest and sending it out into the world. “Please don’t let anything happen to my heart. I need it to live.”


3. Handling Injuries

Angry jealous vindictive woman hunching her shoulders and snarling as she looks furtively sideways with a baleful expression, on white
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Injuries – I would also add getting injured at inconvenient times.

My wife and I had the flu this winter, and my 3yo decided she was going to help us feel better at 3:30 am by making us tea. She got out of bed, went to the kitchen, and dropped a glass teapot on the floor, lacerating her feet. So I got to have the flu at the hospital while my daughter got stitches.”


4. Picking Schools For Them

Busy woman trying to work while babysitting two kids
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Picking Preschool – The worry of picking a preschool with ‘enough’ security and safety measures has wrecked me.

We toured the school my toddler will go to this fall, and the first thing I asked about was security: locked doors, escorting the kids individually into/out of the building, etc. It makes me sick to the stomach that I must worry about that.”


5. Figure Out Snacks

upset woman
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Figuring out three meals, 8,000 snacks, 1,000 activities and settling for the fact they won’t like, want or do any of them. Sometimes they ask for something, so you go out of your way to get it. Then they take a bite and decide they do not want it. Well, sometimes they don’t even do the bite part.”

“The meals and snacks exhaust me. Constantly having to bring snacks everywhere when they are toddlers, and now that they are almost teenagers, they are hungry all the time. It never stops. I’m always at the grocery or planning meals or cooking meals. It’s insanity!”


6. Emotional Pain

Upset young pregnant woman crying and sitting on sofa at home
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Emotional Pain. The emotional pain of watching your children go through something almost unimaginably tricky, knowing that your best efforts may not be enough to save them. It’s the worry.

The worry that your kid might be having a tough time making friends, being ahead of their classmates, behind their classmates, oh, you lost your temper, is that permanent damage? Is that a normal emotional reaction for pre-teens or the nascent signs of mental illness? Dude, I hate pre-teen boys and girls, but I need to get along with them for the sake of my daughter/son, etc., etc, etc.”

“I’ve had people tell me that seeing their kids get divorced was more painful for them than their divorces were, even if no children were involved, especially if they liked their child’s soon-to-be ex.”


7. No Free Time

a family quarrel divorce parents and child swear, conflict
Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“No/little free time. I’m feeling this. I’m an introvert; I need my time to recharge. And I have a five-month-old baby that needs me at every moment of the day.

I can sometimes get away with leaving him alone during the last hour of his afternoon nap (with the baby monitor on, as he’s started rolling, and it frightens me), but that’s it. He always needs his mama and throws a fit for anyone else. He won’t even eat or sleep when his grandma takes care of him. I foresee his first month of nursery school being very unpleasant.”


8. They’re Always There

Young businesswoman studying online, watching webinar, podcast on laptop and having a head ache. E-learning concept.
Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“Relentlessness. Kids don’t stop; they don’t go away; they always need to be fed, cleaned, and entertained. They are always there, and for 21 years+, they are always there. Every single day, every single hour. Kids are always there.”


9. Explaining Death

angry teen boy
Image Credit; Deposit Photos

“Right now, for me…explaining the concept of death to my 3 1/2y old”.

“My MIL is having their senior dog put down this week, and we have to gently explain that kiddo is going to go to Grandma’s this week, and the dog who has been there her whole life will be gone & Grandma is going to be sad. Also, the constant worry and anxiety. That eats you alive.”


10. Guilt

Young hispanic woman with red hair standing over pink background tired hands covering face, depression and sadness, upset and irritated for problem
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“The guilt when you must stand up to your kids and discipline them. It’s never fun to see them sad.”

“Stepping back and letting them fail. While challenging, it is an essential part of their development.”


11. Sleep Deprivation

Close up photo amazing beautiful mom and small little daughter make moustache with curls pretend guy man on yellow background
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“The sleep deprivation.”

“I’m serious; it wrecked me. I was already suffering from postpartum depression and was both breastfeeding and dealing with an unhelpful partner. I didn’t sleep much until the baby was about a year old. Cognitively and emotionally, it destroyed me. I made stupid mistakes at work and as a parent. I didn’t trust or like myself — or the baby.”

“That’s the number one reason he’s an only child. I can’t handle the lack of sleep.”


12. Regret Yelling At Them

insecure child
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“The worst part of being a parent is realizing that you’ll never be perfect for them. You’re only human yourself. You’re weak and tired; you’re fallible, just like them. And as such, you’ll do/not do something, and you’ll blow it out of proportion and crucify yourself, and you forget that you’re just still human too.

And at that moment, in that lapse in judgment, you’ll regret yelling at them, you’ll wish you played with them a little bit better, you’ll regret getting frustrated and impatient, and you’ll regret criticizing them. You’ll miss them, wherever they are, whoever old they are.”


13. It’s Thankless Drudgery

mom and daughter
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Endless, thankless drudgery. The house is always disgusting. Everything you cook is garbage. Nothing is ever done, and everything you do is wrong. Ongoing expenses. Neverending judgment from total strangers about what a bad parent you are.”


14. Losing Their Child Version

Close up photo of upset pretty lady wear trendy blue clothes arm face demonstrates no answer help isolated on pink color background.
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

“Being unprepared for losing the child version of them. My son carries the younger “him” inside himself, but to me, that little boy vanished almost overnight when he turned 13.

I love the new older “him,” don’t get me wrong. But I grieve daily for the little one I no longer have access to, the tiny sweet one whose “I love you’s” were uncomplicated and whose hugs seemed limitless.”


15. Fear That Horrible Things Can Happen

Image Credits: pathdoc, Shutterstock

“The fact that horrible things can happen to them, and it will ultimately be your fault.

Nuclear war, climate crisis, pandemic. Once they’re here, they’re in this world you brought them into for the long haul. And, it’s not just world-wide existential threats but any kind of pain or illness. You hear about things in the news, people suffering some random painful death of this or that cause. Or getting into some debilitating accident.

Whatever horrible thing you hear about. That’s within the realm of human experience; that’s something your kid could go through.”


More From Mrs Daaku Studio:

young pretty woman looking shocked, angry, annoyed or disappointed, open mouthed and furious
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

Strange but True: 10 European Habits That Leave Americans Scratching Their Heads. 

We wanted to know what are the European traits that Americans find strange.

10 European Habits That Leave Americans Scratching Their Heads


10 Endangered Jobs That May NOT Be Around Much Longer

A beautiful young Caucasian woman with her hand in her hair.
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

Some professions are becoming obsolete as technology, and societal shifts continue to shape the workforce. We bave listed some jobs that don’t see the light in the coming years. 

10 Endangered Jobs That May Not Be Around Much Longer


Kill It: 10 Frugal Things That You’re Doing, But Aren’t Worth it ANYMORE!

Photo crazy astonished guy see incredible vacation sales discounts impressed, raise modern bright specs wear white clothes isolated over blue color background
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

While being frugal is a wise financial practice, not all frugal habits appeal to everyone. Some may find certain practices tedious, uncomfortable, or just not worth it anymore.

Kill It Now: 10 Frugal Things That You’re Doing, But Aren’t Worth It Anymore


11 Most Hated or Useless Jobs That People Wish They Could Eliminate From Society

Close up photo beautiful her she lady unexpected epic fail arms hands fingers near mouth bite teeth eyes full fear oh no expression wear casual white t-shirt clothes isolated violet purple background.
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

The modern job market is diverse, and each profession has a unique value. However, specific jobs may be considered useless, providing little benefit to society.

11 Most Hated or Useless Jobs That People Wish They Could Eliminate from Society


Don’t Get Duped: 10 Biggest Rip-Offs That You Are Continuously Buying

Surprised and impressed brunette girl looking amazed and pointing fingers down.
Image Credits: Deposit Photos

As consumers, we often fall prey to clever marketing tactics and gimmicks that convince us to buy overpriced products or services that don’t live up to expectations. 

Don’t Get Duped: 10 Biggest Rip-offs That You Are Continuously Buying

This article was originally published on Mrs. Daaku Studio.

Similar Posts