Every parent will, at some point, doubt themselves. That's totally normal, by the way. My mother always told me that a good parent is occasionally nervous because it means you care enough about your child's well-being to be worried. So you are definitely not alone if you have experienced common parenting fears. As with most fears though, they may be rooted in a place of legitimate concern, they can often turn out to really not be as big as you might have made them out to be in your head. How many times have you stressed over something, even before you were a parent, only to realize that everything ended up just fine?
Sure, there are some fears that will probably always linger throughout parenthood. I don't know a single parent who doesn't think about their child's safety from time to time or lose a little sleep when their children are sick. Although it can be healthy to keep your kid's welfare in mind, you might be shocked to know that some of your biggest parenting fears aren't really as big and bad as they seem. Sound to good to be true? Well check out some of the parenting fears that you shouldn't have and you might be surprised.