As soon as a child is born, both a father and a mother begin to see facets in themselves that they were previously unaware of. Their lives have taken a 180º turn and what was unthinkable for them before becoming parents is now happening: their lives revolve around a little being who needs them 24 hours a day.
One of the things that appears in parents almost without realizing it is patience . Patience is necessary for raising children from the moment they are born. Only patience can calm a fussy baby, teach a stubborn child, and guide a rebellious teenager.
It’s It is possible that before becoming a mother or father you felt a certain impatience within you. Especially at the time when you were pregnant when you just wanted to meet your baby. You were anxious for the day of delivery to come so you could hug him, smell him and see that everything was fine, that your baby had come into the world safe and sound.
It is also possible that you did not have much patience before being a father or mother, simply because you have always been like that. But having a child changes that completely. Even if your head is full of doubts or you feel some concern for some particular reason, patience will be your best ally for raising your little one now and always. Your calm will make your baby feel better, and when your little one grows up they will also need your patience to feel good all the time.
Now your life it is more chaotic and you have realized that 24 hours a day is not enough for you, so you would love to have more hours to be able to get to everything. Patience is your best virtue. You may not always show it but you know it is necessary at any time in life that has to do with your children.
It is also possible that before becoming a mother or father your life was much more accelerated and that now, you have no choice but to put the brakes on: your child needs you all the time. Now you want to learn to stay calm and you know that it is essential that stress stays on one side of your life, both for your mental health and for that of your child who is growing up by your side.
When you have stress and impatience on a daily basis you can feel bad both emotionally and physically. It makes no sense to live in continuous stress… your baby is and will always be the most important being in your life, no matter what happens.
The patience of parents will lead to tolerance, so important for any human being to be able to cope with any event with a better attitude than if they let themselves succumb to stress and impatience.
Your patience brings well-being to your baby, but also to you! You need your patience to be an innate part of you, and you need to be able to enjoy the present without thinking so much about the future or the past. Patience is something that is transmitted and yours will be transmitted to your baby, even at times when you do not even realize it. Because being patient makes you a better person and your baby will feel much safer by your side.
Being patient with your children is giving them love, the purest affection that you can give them… This way you will be giving them the necessary values so that they grow up being happy. Children need patience from their parents and from adults in general to learn, to grow, to be happy, to trust themselves… May there be no lack of patience in our lives!