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The scars we carry from our childhood, are they going to make us better parents?

Posted on July, 2 2019 in Noise

The scars we carry from our childhood, are they going to make us better parents?
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I'm almost 30. Yet, I'm still dealing with the scars I carried from my childhood. I wonder if I'm going to be able to father children who won't have to carry scars from their childhood like I did, I wonder if there ever existed that perfect parent.

Yesterday's newsletter from Daily Dad had the following:

We were all deprived or hurt in our childhoods. Even the best parents left something to be desired ... We wished then that things would be different ... But now we have a second chance. Now we are the parent ... How are you going to handle this second chance?  ... The past can’t be undone. But we can heal old wounds by being for someone else what we needed ourselves.

The challenge seemed easy when I was younger, I thought I can do better than my parents. But now I know how extremely hard it is.

P.S. My parents were great, they did a lot for me and my brothers and I believe they tried to do their best all the time.

By Mohamed Said

I work at laravelphp on weekdays and practise running, cycling, & freediving on weekends. Find me on Twitter, GitHub, and Strava.

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