I think it’s safe to say a fair share of parents have anxiety, considering over 40 million adults over the age of 18 in the United States suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder. While not all 40 million are parents, a large portion are.
As a parent with severe anxiety, it can make it so much harder. As a PERSON with anxiety, life was hard enough for me. Now I have a little person who relies on me for literally everything to add into the mixture. People always joke “Oh you’ll watch them when they sleep!”, but they don’t realize you truly sat up all night watching them sleep in case they stopped breathing. You can seem overbearing, but it’s how you parent.
It’s important to remember to manage yourself along with your kids!