Parenting is a hard job, perhaps the hardest one there is. Parenting involves being fully responsible for a tiny child’s entire life, from their nutrition to their education and everything in between. Parenting is the overwhelming responsibility of making the right choices for your children, choices which inevitably shape their entire lives. Parenting is the process of prioritising another being before yourself; it is no wonder most parents are burdened by stress, anxiety and burnout.
There is adequate research in parenting literature to infer that parents who are easily affected by stressful situations often pass on the same anxious and stressful response to their children. Parents who often handle situations through anger or emotional meltdowns tend to role-model the same coping skills to their children. A large part of parenting is to be a reliable and trustworthy role model who the child can imitate to navigate life.