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Parental Pressures 

Most parents will tell you there’s nothing like seeing their kids having a great time and learning about the world around them… But they’ll also tell you that parenting is truly the most challenging job you’ll ever have…

&quot:It’s really fun when they’re all dressed up and they’re cute and they’re clean. then behind the scenes you see them covered with poop. Vomiting profusely. Their cries are not sweet like they are on tv&quot:…

Anyone who has cared for a baby can tell you that. Babies cry for a lot of reasons… When they’re hungry, tired or wet.. and sometimes they cry for no reason at all…

They’re ear piercing and they are for a reason. That was a good design by someone… to irratate you because they want you to help them&quot:…

Yes, being a parent can be extremely rewarding, but it can also be overwhelming. We’ve all heard about what can happen when a parent suddenly loses control.. The f-b-i says at least 5-babies are killed every week in the u.s… most at the hands of a mother or father who couldn’t cope with the stress… According to maine authorities, that’s what happened in rockland in august… According to court documents, 24-year old Robert Harford was caring for his 9-week old daughter Ava when he became frustrated and threw her to the ground… Ava died from head injuries and Harford was charged with manslaughter…

So im really concerned that there are more and more people, young people under so much pressure that they’re hurting the kids. All they want is quiet&quot:…

Kathy Fox knows a lot about kids. She has four of her own and has either adopted or provided foster care for 28 others… including Alex Fox who came into her care after he was shaken as a baby… The incident left him brain damaged, blind and unable to swallow.. Kathy and her husband Duane gave alex lots of love and care until he passed away last winter…

It is , it’s only a split second. when you’re in distress you don’t realize the damage you can do to a little person.

Kathy thinks some parents simply aren’t prepared for the changes they experience when they bring a baby home… Sure, they get a lot of advice when they’re expecting, but children don’t come with an owners manual.. Fortunately, there are organizations like Penquis that can help…

Struggling and trying to understand your baby and your fatigue and the adjustments is not really connected to any socioeconomic bracket. It’s not connected to any risk factors… It’s something that all parents have to find their way through&quot:…

For more information follow these web links:

Penquis

Good Samaritan Agency

Crisis and Counseling Centers