Haunted by the recurring fear I'm a terrible parent
Daily Record|December 03, 2021
IS IT normal to beat yourself up as a parent?

I feel like every other night, after putting my head on the pillow, my mind races through replays of every little instance throughout the day where I might have done better. And too often, I walk around haunted by the thought that I'm a terrible dad.

My son is five years old and is a very sweet, sensitive and clever little boy. Like most kids his age, he is very particular about what he does and does not like and as parents, we benefit from the fact he is able to express himself very clearly.

He's obsessed with Minecraft - a game we introduced him to in lockdown as it's a little more educational and a lot less violent than most other titles kids are drawn towards. But, when raising a young family, every solution to a problem eventually produces another problem - requiring another solution.

Or at least, that has been my experience.

Despite being a bright little chap, it's difficult to communicate with him sometimes. Chat to him about Wither Storms and Ender Dragons and you'll enjoy his undivided attention.

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