The Avocado

The Avocado Parenting Thread Is Lonely

Hello fellow parents and caregivers of children!

There are a bunch of new parents here (raises hand) and there are plenty of veteran parents, as well as people who have experience caring or helping to care for children, like teachers, baby-sitters, aunts, and uncles. Coming together will help all of us, whether we need advice, commiseration, or just a space to let it out. Being a caregiver of small humans can be hard, but also rewarding and wonderful, so we can also share in the joys of watching little humans get to be big humans.

This week let’s talk about Help.

It’s hard for parents to go it alone. What sort of help do you have when it comes to caretaking? Daycare, school, grandparents, nanny, babysitter? What has worked and hasn’t worked for your family? How did you decide on what help to get?

(The prompt is also just a suggestion: please feel free to vent or share about whatever you want related to parenting.)