Any parent will tell you that the job has its good days and its bad days. When it's good, it's wonderful, but when it's bad, it might not take much for a parent to want to give up. As a new parent married to a man who had already raised children, Renae Kelly discovered quickly that parenting is a process of growth—not just for the kids, but the adults, too. In Parenting Chronicles: Real Talk—Lessons Learned, she explores her approach to the unique situations she found herself in as a parent and how she learned to establish a good foundation for her children, manage emotions and address issues head-on.
It's impossible to bat 1000 when it comes to parenting. No one is perfect. But with the right support system, parents will learn how to meet—and rise above—the challenges of raising children, learning and growing from the experiences. Parenting is frustrating and sometimes feels downright impossible, but raising a child is one of the most rewarding things a person can do. You'll make mistakes. You'll get angry. You'll feel like nothing is working, no one is listening, and things just aren't getting better. But with the lessons shared in this book, we learned to take those frustrations and turn them into learning experiences that will help give our children the absolute best of us. Parenting is about admitting that we don't always get it right, but we have to continue to strive for what's right. The parenting journey is difficult, but it's a path you'll be on for a lifetime.