Does It Make Me A Bad Parent If I Sometimes Wish I Never Had Kids?

Does It Make Me a Bad Parent if I Sometimes Wish I Never Had Kids?

A mom writes in asking for advice. She has three children, two of whom are boys. Both of her boys act just like their father, while her daughter died before she could meet her. Her two-year-old son is very rambunctious. She asks if it makes her a bad parent for wishing she never had kids sometimes. Any advice for this mom?

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A member of the community asks:

“Does it make me a bad parent for wishing I’d never had kids sometimes? My two-year-old is just like his dad, my fourteen-year-old is just like his dad, and my daughter died before I could meet her. It stresses me out to have such a rambunctious toddler.”

– Mamas Uncut Community Member

Community Advice for This Mom Who Sometimes Wishes She Never Had Kids

To see what advice the Mamas Uncut Facebook community has for this mom in need, read the comments of the post embedded below.

Advice Summary


Comments were unanimous in the fact that this mom is not alone in these thoughts. One commenter stated, “Mom we all feel that way. It doesn’t mean you love them any less, but it does mean your stressed to the max. What you should not do it beat yourself up over it. It’s human and normal. No one feels like rainbows and glitter all day every day.”

Another supported her by saying, “I think we’ve all thought that at some point,” while another said, “If it makes you a bad mom, then we are all bad moms around here.” Others commented saying they felt similar to her and gave advice on what she could do by saying, “I think we all feel this way at some point. Try to focus on the positive even though I know it’s difficult at these tough moments.”

Some commenters also advised her to seek counsel from a doctor, as it could be a sign of postpartum depression. One commented, “I would go talk to someone. Sounds like a form of postpartum depression or just depression in general. I wouldn’t say this is a normal feeling, but it is a normal feeling with someone who carries a lot of weight.” Many encouraged this mom by saying they went through similar things.

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