Parenting 101 – myths debunked!

Being a first time parent can seem to be daunting and scary.  You need to learn new skills and new vocabulary. Words like – diaper, burp, feed get a prominent place in daily discussions. In a small time frame, you turn from novice to pro at parenting.

In last few months, I have learnt few basics and also few myths have been broken. Let’s talk about them today.

Myth 1 – The world stops for all the parents after the childbirth.

Lucky are the parents, especially mothers who feel instant connection with their child.  Personally, I had a mixed bag of emotions. I was elated at hearing my child’s first cry. But, as the minutes passed, I had a sinking feeling. Too many thoughts were running through my mind or others can even draw a blank. Expecting everyone to behave the same is unreasonable.

Myth 2 – Baby blues is not a real thing.

From pregnancy to parenthood is a big change. The raw emotions that mother goes through is a real thing. She is not acting out and needs your support. First few weeks can be tiring and getting little to no- sleep is an added factor for mothers to feel left out. Talk to people around you! Postpartum depression is a real thing and it’s alright to seek professional help for it.

Myth 3 – Kids comes before anything else. Always!

Yes, kids needs are important. The new-born depends on you for all the needs. Feeding, pooping,burping, sleeping – all these are life essentials. But, as a parent you also need a break. It’s okay to depend on others. Let a family member take over baby duties for few hours or hire a help.

Myth 4 – Your parenting style is the best one.

You carry the child all the time or you don’t. You let the child cry out sometimes or you cuddle them anytime they cry. What works for you might not work for others. Do not impose your parenting preference on others and also don’t be influenced by everything others say. Lets be real, you know the best when it comes to your child!

Myth 5 – Buying every XYZ toy advertised for helping baby’s brain development.

You need not spend tonnes of money on all the toys available in market. Simple DIYs and household items can also serve the same purpose. Ironically, I see kids around me more interested in the box packaging rather than the game inside the box. 🙂

Can you relate to any of these myths? Have you faced any other stereotypes associated with parenting, how did you manage it? Do share your thoughts with us in comments.

You can also read my previous post about things not to say to new mom here.


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Post Author: Dishki

31 thoughts on “Parenting 101 – myths debunked!

    Vartika

    (4th September 2018 - 19:46)

    Agree to all the points mentioned. Well written post, Disha.

      Dishki

      (5th September 2018 - 11:45)

      Thank you Vartika di! 🙂

    mummyingainteasy

    (6th September 2018 - 01:33)

    True….just like every child is different,every pregnancy is different and every parent’s parenting style is different

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:22)

      True that. Thanks for dropping by!

    Medha Nagur

    (6th September 2018 - 08:53)

    I so agree with ‘Your parenting style is the best’ point! I dread those advices now after listening to them all the time. People are on their toes to boost their own parenting skills and how everybody else is wrong. Cut it!!! Very well written.

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:22)

      Same pinch. I had enough of people telling us what to do and what not. After sometime, we just stopped reacting to them and then the unsolicited advice stopped.

    Shalu Sharma Rathod

    (6th September 2018 - 13:02)

    This is such a useful post for all new parents. Good One!

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:21)

      Thanks Shalu. 🙂

    richa mina

    (7th September 2018 - 08:01)

    good points, i’ll follow your posts to read rest points too, thanks for the share

    Sayeri

    (7th September 2018 - 13:58)

    Agreed with you. Really these are Myths. Postpartum depression is a big thing to deal with. Then ya we should take help from families too. My mom was there for me and still she is doing her best. I also dont follow any particular parenting rules because it depends person to person.

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:29)

      Same here Sayeri, my family has been a big support at every step. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

    missbhukkad

    (7th September 2018 - 14:27)

    That’s a very well written article indeed. I’ve seen my friends talk about these things who are mothers. Though I’m not one I can relate to the points.

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:20)

      Glad you liked the post. 🙂

    prismaroundgurjeet

    (7th September 2018 - 14:41)

    I can relate to you. I totally agree with you every parenting has its own techniques. Toy work different with a different child

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:27)

      Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

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    Preeti Chauhan

    (7th September 2018 - 20:33)

    Ha Ha ! I was actually expecting a long post about 101 myths.Actually these are widely propagated ones which even I believed in for quite some time .

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:18)

      Well, even 101 myths might be less. This is just the tip of iceberg. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    Pavneet

    (7th September 2018 - 23:36)

    I so agree to all the points as a mother. Very well written. Specially the last point on toys is everyday story

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:16)

      Same here, toys are daily story in my home too.

    uttpalkhot

    (8th September 2018 - 01:00)

    Could not have agreed more to each and every myth bursted by you in this post. Myth 1 is the most common and I personally can vouch that we still enjoy our space, our couple goals are set and the child definitely never becomes an obstruction if you can manage yourself well. Nice post.
    Cheers!!

    UK

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:16)

      I agree with you UK, if both the partners are equally responsible and passionate, then there would be no obstruction. 🙂

    Ritika bhui

    (8th September 2018 - 10:02)

    Very Well written post! I am sure parents have their myths busted, thanks to you!

      Dishki

      (10th September 2018 - 20:14)

      Glad you liked it.

    Nidhi Rawal Gautam

    (9th September 2018 - 00:37)

    Really informative.

    Preethi Venugopala

    (9th September 2018 - 01:11)

    Good points. Well written.

    blueskydreamers

    (10th September 2018 - 23:38)

    I relate to almost all points here. In fact, I have written a similar post on my parenting blog.

      Dishki

      (11th September 2018 - 10:27)

      Haha, parenting teaches universal lessons. 🙂

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