Parenting is a job that fills your heart but also makes you roll up your sleeves for any difficult situation. Many times, when you welcome a child, people around you will only mention the positive side of parenthood. Sometimes everything seems to be beautiful. But this is not the case every day. Sometimes parents also deal with depression and find it difficult to balance their personal and professional lives.
Be it a mother or a father, both go through many ups and downs in this journey. If you are working after the birth of your child, parenting can seem like one of the most challenging jobs. But people avoid talking about its dark side.
There are so many books and videos on the internet that help you become a good parent, but they may not work all the time since you mostly learn from your own experiences. It is not only ordinary people, but also celebrities who can relate to this. Below, we’ve shared some untold truths about parenting.
1. Postpartum depression
This condition is mostly seen in mothers after childbirth. While sitting with your family or friends, you may still feel detached. One of the reasons for this feeling is hormonal changes. There are times when you will not feel connected to your own child. Actress Shilpa Shetty shared her journey of postpartum depression. She revealed: “The first time you breastfeed and you’re tired all the time. You feel like a cow. I also went through postpartum depression, although I snapped out of it in about two weeks.” In normal cases, mothers return to normal within a month or two, but there have been cases where the mother suffers from postpartum depression for 2-3 months.
As a parent, you earn not only for yourself, but also for your family. Working parents can find it difficult to balance work and their children. Your children need you to be there for them in ways that you may not understand all the time. It can become very challenging if you can’t take time off from work for your family. Beyonce once revealed how she finds work and personal life balance challenging. She said: “I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life. Making sure I’m there for my kids – dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, taking time out making date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family – all while running a company can be challenging.”
While giving birth to a baby, a woman goes through a lot of pain. And they need enough time to heal afterwards. Right after Cardi B gave birth to her daughter Kulture, she went through something similar. “I thought six weeks would be good enough. No, my ass is broken, this baby broke my ass. … I’m doing a tour with Bruno Mars in, like, the biggest arenas and I didn’t want to go on tour and not be able to dance or perform properly, not be able to get choreography right because my body is extremely weak ,” Cardi B said during an interview.
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