Shootings in schools, movie theaters, and airports. War and terrorism. Car accidents, plane crashes, earthquakes. The list of horrible things that can happen is endless. And the fact that the world can be very dangerous is in stark contrast to one of our jobs as parents—to keep our children safe.
What makes the job of being a parent so exhausting for so many of us? We love our children deeply, we cherish the connection and moments of joy that come from our special and unique families. Yet our children can push our buttons, frustrate us, and bring us to a level of anger that is surprising.