When I was a child I watched the Andy Griffith show, the Brady Bunch and reruns of Leave it to Beaver. Television parents, especially fathers, made parenting look so easy. They were wise and had all the answers. They never seemed to struggle with finding solutions to problems and there was always a happy ending. And it was all accomplished in thirty minutes!
In reality parenting is not that easy. You don’t always have all the answers and quite often it’s simply trial and error. There is not a handbook attached to your child when you bring her home from the hospital and even if there was it could never begin to cover all the various aspects of raising a child.
If you’re struggling with the challenges of parenting keep in mind that you’re learning as you go and that in any given moment you’re doing the best that you can.