Greeting card,Parenting,Sleep deprivation

These Honest ‘Parenting Support’ Cards Say What Parents Really Need To Hear

January 13, 2017

There are greeting cards that congratulate new parents and parents-to-be on their growing families. So it makes sense that there should also be cards that acknowledge breast pumping, sleep deprivation and the other trials of raising children. This week, greeting card designer Emily McDowell launched a new line of “Parenting Support” cards. The line features cards with messages like “You’re not a monster. Parenting is really hard” and “Hang in there, you’re doing great.” ”Parenting is really hard, and yet it’s frowned upon to publicly admit anything about it that could be perceived as negative, because of the fear that we’ll be judged as not loving our children enough, or pegged as a ‘bad mom,’” McDowell told The Huffington Post “There’s a well-worn set of cultural expectations about how parents are supposed to feel about the experience of parenting,...

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