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After you had your children did you find yourself changing? It starts with the minute they’re born and you start realizing that you really are a parent, this little life is your responsibility. Then you start to teach them the basics: crawling, eating food, talking. You think you have it all under control and then come the ABCs, numbers, spelling, and you realize you’re going to constantly evolve your role in parenting as they grow older.
Like the character Kimmy in the new Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, she thought she had everything figured out but all of a sudden her life is flipped upside down. Thinking the world had ended she was rescued from an underground bunker and now she has to deal with the real world and find herself.
I had my finding my parenting style moment when we found out that Korey has developmental delays. There was a long grieving process that I went through when I found out that I wasn’t going to have a “normal” parenting experience. Instead of thinking I was going to be having the laid back parent approach in just making sure that he was able to go through life having nothing but fun and that I was going to be able to home school him.
I could have let it break me, but instead I chose to buckle up my boot straps and learn as much as I could on how to help him. Thankfully we were matched with a wonderful speech therapist and educational teacher. Throughout Korey’s first year in Early Intervention I learned how to teach my son, I understood how he learned best, what he struggles the most at how and how to work on that daily.
It’s been 2 1/2 years since he started therapies, and now he’s in preschool. While we still have to do therapies daily, and are constantly learning about what he needs to work on, I’ve embraced my new role. I understand that I’m a teacher, a mother, a source for encouragement and his biggest fan. While I may not have expected to take on so many roles I love the me that I have become, it’s changed my self-esteem and my outlook on life. I embrace every day unbreakable.
Tell me about your unbreakable moment:
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