You’re a parent.
Nine months of new experiences, discomfort, pain, and joy ushered you into the shimmering sphere of parenthood.
Since then, depending on how old your children are, you’ve experienced twenty strollers full of new difficulties, learning experiences, hardships, and happiness.
Whether you chose to educate your children formally or not, you’ve inevitably distilled and instilled more life lessons into them than potentially any other human being ever will.
And for this cause, parents like you have been celebrated in literature, video, blogs, memes, tweets, vines, and graffiti.
And yet, the question must be asked – what qualified you to be a parent?
What certification, education, training, or experience did you receive to prepare you for the monumental composition that is child-rearing?
No doubt you read baby books (as my wife and I did). Depending on your age, you may have googled everything from baby names to vaccinations to potty training tips.
But think about it . . . in order to operate a vehicle, fire a gun, or work at McDonald’s, you need training and certification. Yet every day people have children without a single clue about what they’re doing.
“Making babies is fun! We’ll worry about the rest later.”
What’s my point?
I’m concerned that we not miss this divine opportunity for some parental reevaluation.
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