I’m so glad I’m not in a parent WhatsApp group.
I’m making the assumption that this could be a school set up? Correct me if I’m wrong.
I’m sure some home educators have them, I’m not in one of those either.
All I am reading in the parenting media of late is “tips to handle parent WhatsApp groups”. Surely you have a handle in life on who you choose to communicate with?
Sure I have WhatsApp, sure most of my friends are parents. Non of my friends are connected to one another and that’s ok.
I probably shouldn’t write about a subject I don’t know. It does worry me that there a coping strategies written in articles published online of to how to deal with a form of communication between parents.
Anxiety is rife amoungst children as well as adults.
When did women stop supporting each other and become entangled in competing against one another? Some would argue that competition is open, from my outlook when mindfulness is taught in the school system, they should perhaps look into why children are taught such an unhealthy competitive behaviour. Comparison is the thief of joy, yet they are still taught to be better than they were the day before. Individuality is lost, you must be as good if not better than your peers.
The point of my mornings ramble. Have a longer table not a taller fence. Look after and nurture what’s yours and Sod the colour of your neighbours lawn.
The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.
Try not to be drawn into the WhatsApp stress, if something isn’t serving your soul, leave it. Whether it be communicating with other parents or a shitty job. Noone is forced to just deal with it. We wouldn’t tell our children to suck it up so why do we talk to ourselves in that way?
Parenting is hard. Parenting is a struggle, non of us know what we are doing. We are all making it up as we go along with a few values and hopes entwined. Parenting is the most valuable lesson I have been blessed with.
If the group’s serve you, great. If they don’t leave x