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Fed-Up Mom Says, “I’m Done Trying to Raise a ‘Well-Rounded’ Child”—And Maybe You Should Be Too

I am losing my opportunity to enjoy him because I am so wrapped up in fixing him- but the truth is, he isn’t broken, and he doesn’t need to be fixed.

So this summer, we slowed down. We skipped the checklists, weekly sports camps, and constant activities.

We made space for childhood- for runs through the sprinkler, sticky popsicles, and chasing fireflies. We are making space to find out what happens when boredom leads way to creativity.

I am going to quit working so hard to raise a “well-rounded child” and focus on MY child- the one who is itching to yell and climb and just be a kid.

I am making playtime a priority.

Getting a head start on math can wait.
Music lessons can be paused.
Another sport or activity? We will pass for now.

The price of admission into this world of little men who are scholars and athletes is a missed childhood where playtime is a luxury. I am unwilling to continue paying this price.

I am going to keep teaching him about respect, morals, and values along the way- but the other stuff, I have to let it go before it kills my little boy’s spirit, or worst, our relationship.

I am done trying to cram him in a box he was never made to fit into.

The blueprint on parenting him is already laid out for me, but it doesn’t come from society- it comes from his Creator. It comes from the sparkle I see in my little boy’s eyes when he is fishing or building a secret hideout. It comes from who he was made to be right now, who he is begging his mama to let him be- a kid who enjoys his childhood.

**This post originally appeared on Momstrocity’s Facebook page

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MOMSTROSITY IS THE LOVECHILD OF STEPHANIE HOLLIFIELD AND ELIZA MORRILL — NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS, BESTIES, AND MOTHERS OF 9 CHILDREN— THROUGH FOSTER CARE, ADOPTION, & PREGNANCY. Stephanie and Eliza are bloggers, podcasters, and imperfect moms who offer a new approach to motherhood by providing uplifting, humorous, and relatable content and community to help moms recognize their value and foster lasting relationships with other women. Connect with them for a good laugh and a reminder that you are not alone at www.momstrosity.co, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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