As a parent you want to be there for you child’s first steps, their major milestones and of course for every moment you can cuddle, kiss, or just spend quality time together. But often times mothers are torn between their work, responsibilities and deadlines and just getting on the floor and playing a game with their kid. Or worse, getting upset in front of their child and having an epic, regrettable meltdown.
It’s most often called “mommy guilt” because we moms tend to berate ourselves—and be judged by others—for our child rearing, but fathers experience this guilt as well. No matter how hard we try to get rid of the feeling, it comes with the territory of being a parent.