I recently found out that my adult daughter felt she was a burden growing up. I had no idea. Looking back though, I was easily frustrated when she was young. I became a better parent as I grew. It had nothing to do with her, but as a child she had no way of understanding that. Today we have a very good relationship although I'm sure it has damaged her self esteem.
As a parent I have regrets. However, there is nothing I can do to change the past. All I can do now is continue to be there for her. Being a parent isn't easy, but having a child and doing your best is all we can do.
Just remember that they are always watching so be careful of your words and how you express them.
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