Parenting Anxiety

I’ve been feeling a little bit funny with life as a parent lately. I think the more I watch the news or read those breaking news posts coming through my mobile is making me develop parenting anxiety and I just don’t know how to overcome it!  It’s natural for parents to worry about their children and of course, there have been problems in the world for a long time now but I feel as though things just keep on getting worse and I can’t help but think about the kind of world I’m bringing up my children in.

I’m finding myself overcome with fear either in the house or outside, constantly praying that we get to wherever we’re going to and back in one piece. When my children are in school/nursery, I constantly check on my phone dreading to hear bad news, I find myself double checking the streets we walk on, that no-one suspicious is following us or even making sure that we’re not too close to the road! I hate to feel this way but with everything happening right now, either close to home (Europe) or anywhere else in the world, who can blame me?

 

 

I am well aware that worrying will not change anything but I wish there was a cure for all the bad stuff happening in the world, it has really been affecting my state of mind and I don’t want my children to keep seeing a stressed out/worried mum every time we’re out and about. I believe children sense when something is wrong with their parents and I’m trying my absolute best to avoid this. The other day, I saw a group of angry boys on our way back from school and I quickly began pulling my son to cross over to the other side of the road (to avoid any confrontations etc) my son couldn’t stop asking WHY we had to cross over and why in a quick manner? I couldn’t explain right there and then but as soon as we got home, I tried to explain my worries however, it was too difficult for him to understand the potential dangers of walking by an angry mob (well sort of)

The other day, I saw a group of angry boys on our way back from school and I quickly began pulling my son to cross over to the other side of the road (to avoid any confrontations etc) my son couldn’t stop asking WHY we had to cross over and why in a quick manner? I couldn’t explain right there and then but as soon as we got home, I tried to explain my worries however, it was too difficult for him to understand the potential dangers of walking by an angry mob (well sort of)

I am generally a positive person, however, terrible events, especially those happening to children, can test your way of thinking like no other! I really hope to feel better soon and enjoy life to the fullest, after all, we only have one life and it’s better to focus on the good rather than the bad.

 

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