Parenting is hard. I am thankful one of the little things I get to do in my job is tell a parent they are doing a great job.
Sometimes I really mean it. Sometimes I’m just saying it. Either way, a parent needs to hear they are doing important work.
I had a few people who did that for me when I was in the midst of the mess of being a full time parent. I was so thankful for their belief in me; surely it spilled something good into the work I was trying to do.